The Internet of Things in Manufacturing - Big Data version 2.0...or something different?

By Guy Courtin – May 2, 2014
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest hot topic that has captured the attention of businesses across all industries. At some levels this feels like the next version of “big data.” Since 2011 there are already more connected devices than human beings on the planet. There are predictions that by 2020 there will be between 26 and 50 billion connected devices. All these devices are creating a mountain of data, truly feeding the “big data” machine. However, IoT is not big data. Big data describes the larger concept of the increase in accessible data, IoT focuses on the technology that empowers and allows for big data.


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