Why has IoT gained traction over the last six years?

Andy Rhodes from Dell notes four key technology developments that propelled IoT trends.

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/05/30
By: Judy Lin,Taiwan News, Staff Reporter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— For the non-tech savvy population, it might appear as if the

A concept image of Internet of Things. (Courtesy of Pixabay user Jeferrb)

term Internet of Things (IoT) popped out of nowhere in recent years, and nearly every company is advocating that its product has caught onto the latest technology trend. But why now?

IoT is not a new technology terminology, in fact, it has been around for 18 years, said Dell IoT President Andy Rhodes during the “Future Technology Trends” forum on Tuesday.

Kevin Ashton, a British man working for Procter & Gamble became the first to coin the term IoT in 1999, but the term only gained stardom in the technology industry over the last six years.    [FULL  STORY]

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