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Nishith Pathak and Anurag BhandariIoT, AI, and Blockchain for .NEThttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3709-0_2

2. Understanding the Internet of Things and Azure IoT Suite

Nishith Pathak1  and Anurag Bhandari2
Kotdwara, Dist. Pauri Garhwal, India
Jalandhar, Punjab, India

A few years ago, Internet of Things (IoT) was an emerging trend. Today, it is part of modern arsenal of IT solutions. In the consumer space, IoT is generally perceived as smartwatches, fridges, TVs, etc.—age-old things that are now connected to the Internet. It is seen more as a convenience feature than a solution to an existing problem (smart thermostats and remote pet food dispensers, anyone?).

At the enterprise level, IoT has been a ...

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