The Business of Things Architecture

Filipe Pinto, Paulo Chainho, Nuno Pássaro, Fernando Santiago, Daniel Corujo, Diogo Gomes, "The Business of Things Architecture", Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Special Issue on M2M - An Emerging Communication Paradigm, Jun 2013

Abstract

A revolution is happening triggered by a brave new world made by interconnected devices. The Internet of Things is already a reality that is creating new business opportunities across different industrial sectors. Communication Service
Providers have a major opportunity to shape this reality by leading this transformation. For that they need to evolve their existing architectures in order to enable a flexible creation of advanced services over distributed networks, interconnecting heterogeneous sensors and actuators. This paper presents an approach for telecoms to take advantage of the upcoming machine-to-machine markets and defines an advanced architecture able to withstand the demands of a new plethora of evermore clever and useful services.

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Magazine: Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Special Issue on M2M - An Emerging Communication Paradigm