Panel discussion: the internet of things – hype or real?

What really is the internet of things? Is it important?  Is it hype? Is it practical for business?  Does IoT have economic value?

Lindsay Britz, marketing manager, Magic Software SA says since the field is so expansive and can include so many different types of implementations, it’s helpful to narrow the topic by defining sub-segments, such as IIot (industrial internet of things). “As we move down this road, with more services taking up more bandwidth, it may be important to define different classes of service or to separate networks so critical services, such as healthcare, get priority over entertainment services for example, when supply is limited. Surely this will involve a lot of discussion.”

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