This MIT Technology Review article cites a number of Sensing-as-a-Service examples taking root in 2013. Examples include; Grain growth monitoring, transport network optimisation and sporting performance monitoring. Which make for interesting reading, however, I found the link at the end of the article of more interest; a paper from the Australia Research School of Computer Science, The Australian National University Canberra entitled “Sensing as a Service and Big Data”.
Section 5 of this paper describes a Cloud-based architecture for Sensing-as-a-Service (another SaaS!) and, in the context of the OpenIoT Project, Location-as-a-Service, and Traceability-as-a-Service.
This relates to my earlier post 2013 The Year The Internet-of-things takes-off and reinforces the view that the IoT will fuel Cloud services rather than challenge them. Now to find out more about OpenIoT versus OneM2M!
References: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/509546/2013-the-year-of-the-internet-of-things/ http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1301/1301.0159.pdfhttp://www.techrepublic.com/blog/datacenter/the-cloud-is-fundamental-to-the-internet-of-things/5963http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/datacenter/will-the-internet-of-things-be-the-end-of-cloud-computing/5899
Arkady Zaslavsky, Charith Perera and Dimitrios Georgakopoulos Research School of Computer Science, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia