With the number of ‘smart’ connected devices being expected to grow to 200 billion by the year 2020, IoT is one of the fastest growing current technology trends. We have pulled together five of the top infographics on the need-to-know IoT Developments, so that you may consider one of the Internet of Things jobs that are becoming available.
What Exactly is the Internet of Things?
Postscapes and Harbour Research have collaborated to create this extensive infographic to tell a complete story of the Internet of Things. For those that are looking to move into the field, it will give you an idea of all things IoT related; from the different sensors used, to the way that the networks are formed, to its diverse applications. It also provides insight into the business impact of the technology and case studies of its use.
Top Sensor Applications of the IoT
Libelium has carried out market research into 50 Sensor Applications for a Smarter World and have used their findings to create an infographic, entitled, Libelium Smart World.’ This gives some great examples of the diverse areas in which the Internet of things can be applied, such as traffic and smart roads, air pollution, shopping and item location. It gives some ideas into the tech fields in which professionals can expect to be working with connected devices in the future.
Practical Security for the Internet of Things
One for the security experts, this infographic covers the key security challenges faced by the development and increasing popularity of the IoT; including the effectiveness of current safeguards and the problems posed by autonomous machinery.
The Top 10 Internet of Things API’s
Much of the technology that is allowing us to connect objects to the Internet of Things is being carried out by the ten APIs in this infographic. This includes the Nest Learning Thermostat API, developed by one of the companies innovating technology for the ‘Smart house’, allowing users to operate thermostats remotely. Other APIs include: the Evrythng API, which gives any inanimate object its own digital profile; and the ThingSpeak Chart API, which allows visualisation of the data collected from sensors within the network.
The Future of the Internet of Things
Xively, a public cloud built specifically for the Internet of Things, have focussed on what the future IoT will look like in their infographic here. They show research into the views of tech executives on the future trends and the ways in which the industry is likely to change, including how companies will operate in the years to come.