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Internet of Things? Never heard of it.
With all the hoopla surrounding big data and its equally buzz-worthy sibling, the Internet of Things, it's easy to assume the IoT has become a dinner table topic. Not so. Not even close, in fact. SOASTA, which tests traffic loads for websites and apps, recently polled 2,000 Americans about cloud computing and the IoT. It found that nearly 3 of 4 respondents (73%) had never heard of the Internet of Things. When explained to them, however, two-thirds were excited by the potential of consumer-oriented IoT devices, including fitness gear, home appliances, autos, and even GPS for pets.