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The Internet of Things in the Cloud by Honbo Zhou

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Chapter 9

The Cloud of Things

9.1 The Internet of Things and Cloud Computing

The Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing are two of the most widely used catchphrases nowadays in media. In the English-speaking world, however, the term Internet of Things is not as popular as cloud computing, as discussed before and also evidenced by the Google Trends chart (Figure 9.1). Part of the reason is that IoT is referred to by different terms such as machine-to-machine (M2M), connected world, smarter planet, smart grid, and the like in the United States.

Figure 9.1

Image of IoT versus cloud computing

IoT versus cloud computing.

However, Google trends (Figure 9.2) show that machine ...

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