The Future of Internet of Things (IoT) Messaging

Anurag Lal Anurag Lal, President and CEO of Infinite Convergence.

With the Internet of Things (IoT), the Internet and networks are expanding into new territory, staking a claim in kitchens, industrial shop floors, cars, energy grids and hospitals.

When all our Things are all online, the question arises: How will they send and receive messages?

There has to be a messaging protocol that keeps our devices connected. More importantly, we humans need to be able to send and receive messages to and from our Things. How exactly will that work?

This is a topic I've addressed in detail on my Anurag Lal LinkedIn Pulse page. The specific Pulse post that discussed IoT messaging infrastructure is entitled The NetSfere of Things. Give it a read and let me know if you have questions or comments.

The key message is that at the end of the day, what end users won't want to do is to have to log in to different software packages in order to get a message from a Thing or send a message to a Thing.

This means that the messaging apps we use to message each other will likely one day evolve to allow us to send messages to and from our Things.

The secure enterprise messaging market that my company, Infinite Convergence, is pursuing with our NetSfere offering is massive in and of itself, simply based on the messages we humans send to and from each other.

Imagine how large that market will be when we add in all of the devices that will be online in the new IoT era. Wow.

it will be an infrastructural challenge without precedent when millions of Things start messaging.

But with my company already handling trillions of messages for carriers, enterprises and end users, I have no doubt that there is no better team in the world ready to rise to this occasion than my talented folks at Infinite Convergence.

Game on.

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