By Tom Nolle
The Internet of Things will usher in a transformation that will change networking’s focus from resource access to answering questions.
The Internet transformed networking not because of IP, but because it presented a new model for consumer communications. Before the Internet, “communication” was among connected sites, something like calling even for data applications. After the Internet, it was all about resource access. This is important, because the Internet of Things, or IoT, will bring about its own transformation, making networking all about answering questions. That might prove more important in the long run than the revolution of the Internet itself.