With more and more people becoming visual thinkers and learners, it’s great when something that’s new and complex can be mapped out visually. So kudos to Chris McCann, community lead at Greylock Partners, for doing just that with this map of the Internet of Things ecosystem.
The Internet of Things, or IoT, is still a fairly new concept for many people. Those in the technology space are working diligently to move it forward, while consumers are just seeing glimpses of it, especially in their homes. IoT as a concept is pretty simple – connect things together. A more established definition can be found below from TechTarget:
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a scenario in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet.
In the end, there are going to be a lot of technology companies focusing on the many different aspects of the Internet of Things, like smart lights, smart locks, smart “just about everything, not to mention security, hardware, and infrastructure to make it all happen. For example, we facilitate this type of work already with our energy management engineering, smart grid intelligence and network security.
Thanks again, Chris for the graphic. It will help a lot of people better understand this blossoming space.