This is the third post in the series The Four Stages of IoT: A Data-Centric Taxonomy of the IoT Previously, we discussed the connectivity stage, which explored how devices establish a connection with edge devices or the ecosystem backend. Today, we will go one layer deeper and focus on what we do with the data after establishing a reliable connection. I refer to this as the Data Processing Stage.
This is the second post in the series The Four Stages of IoT: A Data-Centric Taxonomy of the IoT In my previous post, I discussed the idea of dividing IoT Architectures into four stages: connectivity, processing, storage, and data access. Today we will explore the Connectivity Stage which is the first step in the journey towards value-generation from IoT Device Data. This stage is composed of the mechanisms whose purpose is to facilitate communications to and from IoT devices: these include services, applications, and communication protocols.
The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t new. It is now a subject with a myriad of books written about it, new exciting college electives, and a generous assortment of products that have spectacularly succeeded or failed. As such, members of the tech community naturally have devised comprehensive, high-level taxonomies of IoT ecosystems. These usually focus on smart devices and how they, when connected to a network or the Internet, can publish their data to a remote server or cloud provider.