White Papers

The Hypercat project has generated a number of papers on IoT, data interoperability and related topics. We reproduce some of these below.


INTERNET OF THINGS – WHY NOW?
John Davies & Mike Fisher, BT
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next stage of Internet evolution, enabling objects to sense, communicate, network and produce new information. Early applications are already being used in Transport, Smart Cities, Retail, Logistics, Home Automation and Industrial Control among others. It’s not surprising, then, that IoT is starting to attract serious commercial attention. The addressable IoT market in the UK alone was worth £6.4Bn in 2013, and is expected to grow to £30.7Bn1 by 2019.


CREATING INTERNET OF THINGS ECOSYSTEMS
Mike Fisher & John Davies, BT
IoT ecosystems, a case in point.

Just what constitutes an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and how does it work in practice? Mike Fisher and John Davies examine some of the practical issues associated with creating an IoT ecosystem, using the city of Milton Keynes as their example.


EVOLVING TO AN ECOSYSTEM OF IoT APPLICATIONS
Pilgrim Beart, 1248
Evolving to an ecosystem of IoT applications.

Today’s vertical Machine-to-Machine silos are a major inhibitor to the arrival of the true ‘horizontally connected’ Internet of Things, creating vendor lock-in and inhibiting choice, says Pilgrim Beart, CEO of 1248 Ltd. Here he examines possible solutions and analyses the fundamental trends driving the advent of the Internet of Things along – with both positive and negative consequences.

The articles above were first published in The Journal of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP) in December 2015 and are reproduced with the permission of the ITP.