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IoT's success will hinge on data centres

Powerful computers and big data analytics needed to crunch data from connected devices

Published Sun, Jul 20, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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IF YOU have a connected home, you could at any moment, no matter where you are in the world, pull out your smartphone and adjust the air temperature in your living room, or the water temperature in your bathroom. If you are a fitness buff, with a connected wristband, you can keep track of your activity level, watch your progress over time and compare your performance with others.

But this, the experts say, is only the tip of the iceberg. If this year's consumer technology events are any indication, the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable computing are about to go mainstream in a big way.

These new technologies won't just make our daily lives more convenient and homes more automated, they will change the way we work as well. The Asia-Pacific market for IoT could be worth as much as US$100 billion over the next few years, depending on which analyst report you view.

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