Comparing IoT services: AWS vs Google vs IBM vs Microsoft

| February 19, 2019

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Internet of things (IoT) is, perhaps, one of the fastest growing modern technologies today. It is proving to be a revolutionary technology, opening a new world of innovation and possibilities that were unimaginable a generation ago.The rapid development of IoT has connected almost everything to the internet. Today, the devices, appliances, and infrastructure can be controlled from anywhere by just using electronic devices. Simply put, IoT is the technology that connects ‘things’ to the ‘internet’. These things or devices can be anything from smartphones, washing machines, lamps, refrigerators, headphones, air conditioners, and almost everything that you can think of. IoT services can also be applied to machines, like jet engines in airplanes.Analyst firm Gartner predicts that there will be more than $20 billion connected devices all over the world by 2020. This shows a very high growth in the number of IoT devices in the coming years, which will impact the way humans live and the way they work.

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