chapter  10
The Internet of Things, Convergence of SCADA and CEWPS
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It is a strange term but not a hostile one. It certainly is a new disruptive technology storm around the block. We have developed an excessive anity toward the Internet that goes beyond computers and phones. As a matter of fact, any black box, either electric or electronic, solar, or wind driven, can subscribe to become a member of the IoT. Gartner claims that by 2020, there will be over 26 billion connected devices. I would say 54 billion devices will connect to the IoT tree. Time will tell who is right.