We barge into a pizza shop. My phone updates my location in
my social network channel. Pizza shop captures the same information and passes
this along with my profile information to the CRM system and it flashes in the
Point of Sale. And before i could talk to the pizza man, he greets me by
my first name and makes me an delicious offer of a sizzling pizza along with
some cookies based on what i had ordered earlier. And some discount
options are offered which becomes difficult for me to deny. That is
the internet of things for me.
per the definition at Wikipedia, it is "A world where physical objects are seamlessly
integrated into the information network, and where the physical objects can
become active participants in business processes. Services are available to
interact with these 'smart objects' over the Internet, query and change their
state and any information associated with them, taking into account security
and privacy issues"
Efforts are being made to standardize the
protocols for efficiency. "Having a universally accepted
and adopted M2M protocol will help get new devices and systems to market
faster, since they often are built using many variations of hardware and
software platforms, device types, and networks, "