The ‘Internet of Things’ revolution: the rise of Google, Amazon and others to become dominant players in the world of IoT
A growing number of companies are beginning to look at the internet of things (IoT) as a new, much more potent competitor for the dominant telecoms and computer giants.
Google, for example, has announced that it plans to open up its IoT data collection to the public, potentially opening up vast new opportunities for data mining, and Amazon and Microsoft have announced similar plans for the IoT.
But as the IoT grows, its increasingly seen as a threat to existing telecoms networks.
Google’s new IoT data portal, for instance, will allow users to browse through data on millions of devices.
Google has also introduced a new service called Google Analytics for IoT, which provides a new dashboard for monitoring your devices usage and alerts you of unexpected data spikes.
And Microsoft is working on a data platform that could be a game changer for cloud-based IoT data analysis.
This article was updated on 19 February 2018 to include comments from Google.
The article was first published on 19 January 2018.