Internet of things, the word may seem to describe itself. IoT (Internet of Things) is a network of physical Objects or ‘Things’ embedded with Software’s, electronics, network connectivity and sensors. It plays a role of collecting and exchanging data, allowing objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing network infrastructures. Therefore creating more opportunities for direct integration between the computer-based system and the physical world, and also resulting in economic benefit, improved efficiency and accuracy. In recent news, Amazon.com has set aims on parlaying its cloud computing dominance into a big stake in the world of IoT (Internet of Things) . The e-commerce giant launched ‘AWS IoT’ this October, a new cloud computing service in its Amazon Web Services division.
Amazon’s IoT, allows customers to build their own cloud apps to remotely control machinery, supply chains and track inventory, and even handle thousands of other tasks. In a way Amazon is playing catch up with some of the already formed cloud players, as well as hosting smaller start-ups that have been offering cloud services tied up to development platforms for many years, a portion of these small players such as Electric Imp, Particle (formerly Spark Labs), Ayla Networks have been hosting their cloud offerings on AWS. If Amazon keeps their game up, they might find themselves competing with a key partner.