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How the world wide web gave birth to the internet of things

May 13, 2019 / Commvault A/NZ
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The World Wide Web recently turned 30 – an apt time to reminisce about the incredible impact Sir Tim Berners-Lee has had on the world beyond the World Wide Web. With what was originally a humble flowchart, underpinned by the concept of information management, Berners-Lee’s vision unexpectedly evolved into an explosion of data, paving the foundation of today’s connected world and making it easier for people around the globe to more openly and freely share information and ideas.This proliferation of data is not a new trend, but one that continues to challenge enterprises in a positive way. Thanks to Sir Tim’s creation, the data created by internet users now presents a multitude of opportunities for brands to secure greater insights into their customers’ behaviour and preferences. However, businesses will only be in a position to use this data if they ensure they have the resources to discover, index, protect and comprehensively manage it. From the internet to the internet of things (IoT)
The amount of data we create every day is truly mind-boggling. Last year, Forbes forecasted 2.5 quintillion bytes of data would be created each day if we continued at our current pace, and that is in large part due to the real-life application of the IoT over the last five years or so.