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The so-called Internet of Things could be with us today – if we want to do the easy things first

As I headed back from the Cisco-underwritten Internet of Things World Forum event held in Barcelona this week, I was struck by some incongruities between what was being presented as the vision, and what is happening on the ground.
When IoT was being discussed in principle, it was positioned as an object in its own right, a solution to an existing problem, a lofty destination to aim for. Top-to-bottom architecture diagrams were drawn, interspersed by pictures of the sun rising over a city skyline and an uplifting soundtrack.

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