By Peter Leonard
Data is at the heart of the Internet of Things (or, IoT, also known as the Internet of Everything).
Management of data handling and data analysis, and of data sharing between business entities, will be a core issue in provision of most IoT services. Data management is also critical in the operation of IoT communications platforms and the sensor, communication, control and reporting devices used in IoT services. Diverse data capture, multiple data flows and substantial value-add by data analytics are at the essence of IoT services.