The aim of this article is to make a general survey of the current Io T software platform landscape based on a detailed analysis we conducted on Io T vendors.
Shortlisting the Io T vendors for this article was based purely on the criteria whether the vendors provide software solutions that allow for processing information from Io T devices/sensors.
The Internet of Things (Io T) has undergone rapid transformation since the term was first coined in 1999 by Kevin Ashton.
Since the variety - and the number - of devices connected to the Internet has increased exponentially in recent years, Io T has become a mainstream technology with a significant potential for advancing the lifestyle of modern societies.
Most software falls into a gray area, meaning it has significant problems that might or might not be showstoppers, depending on the context.
Commercial software vendors would have you think their software is perfect and without blemish.
There is no “winner” necessarily because each company has unique features that may be super important to some artists and not at all to others. If you have any questions or have used any of these companies please let me know in the comments below!
(in alphabetical order) I spoke with Kevin Bruener, Director of Marketing and a musician himself.
The episodic, sporadic, incremental evolution of open source is in sharp contrast to the more methodical design process that most commercial projects go through.
This chapter has pointed out that IT technologists and executives who are seeking to understand the opportunity open source provides must understand the nature of commercial software, which is born out of a completely different process and has different strengths and weaknesses.
Next, we compare the extent to which those key features have been implemented in the current Io T software platforms.