In the near future, more and more devices and systems will be capable of sending and receiving data automatically via the internet. We’re already poised on the verge of new developments that offer enormous market potential. According to our estimates, by the year 2015 more than six billion devices and systems will be connected to each other and exchanging data via the internet. The Internet of Things and Services (IoTS) isn’t just a distant vision of the future, however – it’s already very real and is having an impact on more than just technological developments.
Connecting intelligent things, companies and people to one another leads to the development of new services and business models in key areas for the future.
Different industries meet and compete for new market segments. New ecosystems bring market participants together.
Software and systems expertise, paired with industry knowledge and creativity, are core capabilities for the development of innovative solutions and business models.
Internet technology both supports and drives this development. Embracing an open-source approach accelerates development and creates open standards and communities. Businesses are moving to online system and service platforms.