The Internet of Things a definition according to Cisco

This is an interesting Cisco video from 2011 that proves, if nothing else, that large corporates haven’t worked out what the Internet of Things means yet either though they know it is going to be big. Ignore the cheesy royalty free music too – never does much for my ability to understand information. My favourite line…

“Since 2003, Internet traffic increased 270,000 times. This equals a bookshelf stretching from Earth to Pluto 10 times (36 billion miles).”

What? I have no idea what that is supposed to mean at all. Sorry.

This is a much more informative and useful piece of work though,

The Internet of Things How the Next Evolution of the Internet Is Changing Everything

This is a White Paper by Dave Evans, Cisco’s Chief Futurist on the IoT, what it is and why it is important. I particularly the like the simple definition of IoT.

“The Internet of Things (IoT) – a definition – is simply the time when there are more objects connected to the Internet than people. this happened sometime in 2008/9.”