The cloud is the secret weapon in the Internet of things

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By David Linthicum | InfoWorld Posted on June 27 2014
Neither the buzzword nor the concept of the "Internet of things" is new. Since the Internet emerged back in the 1990s (and before), we found it interesting to connect Coke machines and coffee pots, among other items. In fact, some of my first work with the Internet was around connecting data-collection devices to remote databases.
These days, everything comes with some kind of network connection option. This includes our thermostats, TVs, refrigerators, and even coffee makers. The real progress is being made in the area of industrial equipment, such as those sold by GE and other manufacturers that have pushed this concept in the last few years.
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