This is an excellent article that essentially provides a full overview of the underpinnings to the Internet of Things. I took special note at the end of the piece of his view of how platforms and standards would continue to evolve as the IoT itself evolves.
If you’ve ever seen the UK television show Humans, you will no doubt remember the many scenes where a “synth” (synthetic human) asks one of their self-aware counterparts “why don’t you share?”. This not so futuristic scenario highlights the new reality of the Internet of Things – or IoT for short. IoT is the interconnectivity of physical devices (known as connected or smart devices), vehicles, buildings, and a whole host of other items (like synths!), characterized by the automated exchange of information.