Technology Dec 2010
IP everywhere concerns
'Internet of things' increasing
“The next wave of internet uptake will involve machine to machine connectivity linking industrial applications, smart grids, security cameras and sensors, connected home appliances and heating, venting and air conditioning equipment,” IMS Research
The internet is
going viral, spreading like wildfire beyond the desktop to a plethora of
mobile and home electronics devices, machines, sensors and appliances as
network providers and manufacturers battle to keep pace.
In the first wave over a billion PCs, notebooks and networking equipment had logged on to the internet; in the second wave the number of internet enabled phones surpassed connected computers.
Now a new generation of devices has been unleashed including ebook readers, netbooks, internet TVs, digital picture frames, cameras and tablets, and the uptake is accelerating rapidly.
At the research company’s 25th anniversary symposium recently he said there were 1.8 billion unique users worldwide, 250 million distinct web sites and a trillion pages online. About 31 billion Google searches were performed each month.
Locally broadband users — those on non-dial up connections — doubled in the three years to the end of 2009 and were spending longer online and finding more things to do with more kinds of devices.According to the Statistics NZ’s 2010 Household Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Survey, we’re flocking to social networking, internet telephony and on-line purchasing. While rural users are still disadvantaged the gap is slowly closing with half now having access, compared to only one in five in 2006.
The second Internet World Internet Project survey published in March,
confirmed around 83 percent of New Zealanders are internet users, up 5
percent on its 2007 survey. There had been a 15 percent rise in
broadband users leaving only 16 percent on dial-up (Statistics NZ
suggests 12 percent), down from 31 percent on 2007.
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