According to Cisco Systems Inc., the consumer electronics, networking, and communications technology company, during 2008, the number of things connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people on Earth. And by 2020, there will be 50 billion things connected to the Internet. That’s billion – with a “b.” Wow! Included in that 50 billion things will be a great number of Iridium-enabled M2M devices using tracking, monitoring and reporting capabilities to connect people and things worldwide, cuz well, that’s just what we do. To get a better idea of “The Internet of Things,” check out this interesting article from that includes a couple of cool graphics that illustrate the concept.

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