“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand” – these are great words of wisdom from Confucius. While I was trying to learn Internet of Things, I felt initially that Internet of Things (IoT) as a concept is difficult to understand, unless you really use and perceive it. It is the buzzword though, and is expected to be the “in” thing in the near future. For instance, take the definition of Internet of Things “The Internet of Things (IoT) is a scenario in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.” Isn’t it intriguing or confusing?
As a company, General Electric is a diversified MNC with presence in infrastructure, finance and media. GE Software Center, GE’s foray into software, is recently in the news as General Electric hops into the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon. GE has decided to extend its Predix platform to provide Infrastructure as a Service. The Predix Platform has earlier been positioned by GE as a software platform which would provide services over the Industrial Internet.