Book a flight online, perform an internet banking transaction or make an appointment with your doctor and, in the not-too-distant future, the ‘Internet of Services’ (IoS) will come into play.
IoS is a vision of the future internet in which information, data and software applications – and the tools to develop them – are always accessible, whether locally stored on your own device, in the cloud, or arriving in real time from sensors. Whereas traditional software applications are designed largely to be used in isolation, IoS brings down the barriers, thereby lowering costs and stimulating innovation.
IoS services can be designed and implemented by producers, deployed by providers, aggregated by intermediaries and used by consumers. Anybody who wants to develop applications can use the resources in the Internet of Services to develop them, with little upfront investment and the possibility to build upon other people’s efforts.
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