The Interconnecting of Everything

An IBM Redbooks Point-of-View publication

Published 19 April 2013

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IBM Form #: REDP-4975-00
(6 pages)

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Authors: Glenn Wightwick, Brad Brech, James Jamison, Ling Shao


The Internet of Things has transformed the way corporations and consumers interact with each other and the environment around them. Internet-of-Things technologies have impacted solution domains such as Smart Grid, Supply Chain Management, Smart Cities, and Smart Home. The Internet of Things is a computing paradigm that will change business models, technology investments, consumer experiences, and everyday life.

The Internet of Things is the Internet of the future, powering billions of integrated devices and processes across industries and global locations.

  • The Internet of Things will combine technology and societal interests that bridge cultural differences and a wide range of user skills.
  • The Internet of Things is the next giant leap in the Internet evolution, strengthening its ability to gather, analyze, and distribute data that becomes information and knowledge.
  • The Internet of Things can use unique business offerings to the platform of anytime, anything, and any place connectivity.

Table of contents

The Internet of Things
Dimensions of the Internet of Things
Business challenges with the Internet of Things
Cross-industry concepts for Internet of Things
How IBM can help

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