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The Internet of Things: A Reality Check
May-June 2012 (vol. 14 no. 3)
pp. 56-59
George F. Hurlburt, Change Index
Jeffrey Voas, US National Institute of Standards and Technology
Keith W. Miller, University of Illinois at Springfield
Today, a new Internet player is rowing more important: things—that is, inanimate objects that can be programmed to communicate, sense, and interact with other things. But will an increasingly fragile ecosystem be able to sustain the amount of power necessary to run all these gadgets? And what other challenges must we overcome to realize a productive and reliable Internet of Things?

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Index Terms:
Internet of Things, information technology
George F. Hurlburt, Jeffrey Voas, Keith W. Miller, "The Internet of Things: A Reality Check," IT Professional, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 56-59, May-June 2012, doi:10.1109/MITP.2012.60
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