The huge number of incongruent standards, communications channels and computing platforms now developing inside the Internet of Things (IoT) has created a base level interconnectivity problem.
Vendors such as VMware are working to
provide new tools to 'decouple' the data in the IoT from the very devices that
create it -- in this way, data sharing and analysis may be more easily achieved.
According to a recent report, "What VMware
wants to do is to provide a means of decoupling or splitting the data from the
connected device. Once decoupled that data can then be 'orchestrated' i.e.
managed, analysed, sent elsewhere for further usage and so on."
TAKEAWAY THOUGHTThe IoT is creating arguably more technical challenges than any of us had foreseen in what are still its early days.