The Co-Evolution of Cloud and IoT Applications: Recent and Future Trends

The Co-Evolution of Cloud and IoT Applications: Recent and Future Trends

Abdullahi Chowdhury (Federation University Australia, Australia), Gour Karmakar (Federation University Australia, Australia) and Joarder Kamruzzaman (Federation University Australia, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7335-7.ch011

Abstract

Internet of things (IoT) is developed to enhance easy communication by creating a large network of billions and trillions of entities. It serves an important role in future technologies about vast attention from different organizations. IoT is integrating a number of software and applications from different cloud services. This chapter presents the current IoT application, current cloud applications, current cloud applications based on IoT, future trends of IoT, and IoT-based cloud applications and their future research challenges.
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Iot Applications

IoT can be used in different organisations and can benefit those organizations by improving their data collection methods. Using real time or most up-to-date data, it can improve the way of using and accessing different hardware components including smart devices, and connect to the different online ICT technologies to increase the business value, efficiency and productivity of an organisation (Djahel, Doolan, Muntean, & Murphy, 2015). Acoustic sensor networks, used in various underwater and underground applications are increasingly becoming a part of IoT applications (X. Wang, Li, Zhen, & Zhang, 2016).

IoT services serve organisations by:

Key Terms in this Chapter

Infrastructure as a Service: A form of cloud computing that provides virtualized computing resources over the internet.

Smart City: An urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection sensors installed in different areas of that city to collect, supply, and analyze, information to provide better service.

Internet of Things: Is the network of physical devices which enables the things to connect, collect, and exchange data.

Cloud Computing: The process of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process data rather than physical servers.

Radio-Frequency Identification: A wireless system that uses radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data.

E-Health: An electronic healthcare practice system that is supported by the electronic devices, processes, and communication.

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS): A smart system that aims to provide innovative services relating to different modes of transport and traffic management systems.

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