The Internet of Things is really about software

As much as we all love the romance and gratification of hardware, the Internet of Things is really about software; the hardware just links the Internet to the rest of the world. If you think of the IoT as a newly developing area in software, it’s easy to draw out some characteristics of it that are analogous to things we’ve seen in web software over the last decade or so.

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Hardware is hard, especially in the space of IoT where there are many different protocols to work with. However, in the mist of all the rave about hardware, to win in IoT it is really about software.