This year Gartner added the Internet of Things to their hype curve, along with other hyped words such as ’big data’, ‘gamification’ and ‘customization’.

According to Gartner Research, the word Internet of Things is “on the rise.” This is the stage before the mass media hype begins. I think this analysis is spot on.

The vision of Internet of Things has been around since the early days of internet, but it has not found its way up to the hype curve until now. That’s because until now, we haven’t seen the meaning, the technology wasn’t in place and global connectivity and consumer behavior wasn’t there. Now, many people are starting to understand what it’s all about.

Read the post at: http://www.ericsson.com/thinkingahead/the-networked-society-blog/2011/12/01/internet-of-things-the-hype-begins/