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The Internet of Things: the Eco-System for Sustainable Growth

Abstract: 
"The need and drive for sustainable development have never been greater. This creates demand for radical ways to improve efficiency and resource productivity. This paper describes how integrating the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Cloud computing creates a recipe for driving sustainable development and growth. Issues and challenges associated with IoT technology are explored and a framework for the integration of these three technologies with sustainability strategies is presented. The economic, social and environmental impact of the proposed framework is discussed. to the best of the authors‘ knowledge, there is no reported research which discusses the IoT from a sustainability point of view. "
Author: 
E. Benkhelifa , M. Abdel-Maguid , S. Ewenike, D. Heatley
Institution: 
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences, Staffordshire University
Year: 
2014
Input By: 
Bruno Prela
Affiliation: 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Industry Focus: 
Electronics
Information & Telecommunication
Internet & Cyberspace
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