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Internet of things drives digital change

  • Megawaty Khie

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 20 2016   /  07:31 am

Sensors are everywhere and connectivity is now practically ubiquitous. The internet of things (IoT) is the key driver of digital transformation, so what is on the horizon for 2016?

Sensors are everywhere — in heating systems, pedometers, cars, pumps, traffic lights, engines. This is partly because the price of these tiny electronic transmitters has fallen by 80 percent over the past four years.

Connectivity is practically ubiquitous, and companies are expecting increasingly big things from the big data these sensors generate.

In ASEAN, the IoT trend has also been witnessing tremendous growth. Zaf Coelho, project director of the Asia IoT Business Platform highlighted how Southeast Asia offers tremendous opportunities in terms of the scale and usage of IoT/M2M solutions, leveraging technology through key enterprise and policy decision-making, leading the entire ASEA...