Three of the best: IoT

By on 27 Dec 2016

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Part of the ‘Three of the best’ series, highlighting the most popular posts from the past 12 months.

The Internet of Things (IoT) was again a hot topic around the world in 2016, with more discussion on how hundreds of billions of devices will connect to each other, and the potential security issues associated with unsecured devices.

Here are three of the most popular posts on IoT in 2016:

  1. The Internet for Things – The Internet of Things without the Internet is just things. What does the Internet bring to things to justify a capital T? asks Byron Ellacott.
  2. IPv6 and the Internet of Things – Geoff Huston warns that ‘Things’ in today’s Internet are not reliant on an IPv6 network, but that won’t always be the case.
  3. The network layer isn’t where the action is right now for IoT – George Michaelson reflects on a chat with IETF Chair, Jari Arkko, about upper layer abstractions that make it possible for devices to come together into a network and understand what each of them might be capable of sharing.

What challenges and opportunities do you forecast for the IoT in 2017?

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