9 Must-Read Internet of Things Books

Katherine Rundell -
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If you’re an IT professional brushing up on your knowledge of the Internet of Things (IoT), or if you wish to learn about IoT for the first time, then look to these nine books that are excellent resources for learning anything and everything IoT. Whether you’re an expert or novice, there’s an IoT book for everyone!

Getting Started With Internet Of Things by Cuno Pfister

Cuno Pfister explores the world of IoT in this book. From embedded computers to sensors and actuators, IoT is connected online. If you have basic programming skills, IoT devices can help people create a variety of useful systems, and build fun and exciting projects.

In this book, you’ll learn how to program embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and the Netduino Plus board. Then you can enable Internet connection with Pachube, a cloud platform for sharing real-time sensor data, along with Netduino Plus, a USB cable, various sensors, an Ethernet connection to the Internet, and – most importantly – creativity.

Precision: Principles, Practices, And Solutions For The Internet of Things by Timothy Chou

Dr. Timothy Chou writes Precision, as a way to introduce readers to the basics of Industrial IoT (IIoT). Divided into two parts:

  • The principles and practices that introduce a vendor-neutral, acronym-free framework
  • Solutions that put Dr. Chou’s framework into practice by highlighting 14 real-world solutions for various manufacturers

Precision is a book of special case studies that introduces Dr. Chou’s ideas on IoT.

Build Your Own IoT Platform: Develop A Fully Flexible And Scalable Internet Of Things Platform In 24 Hours by Anand Tamboli

Every solution related to IoT requires a platform. This book will show you how to create the right platforms for different IoT scenarios. The key questions addressed in the book include:

  • What does IoT take?
  • How long does IoT take?
  • How much does it take to build an IoT platform?

This book is all about agility and reduced time to market without hurting your wallet, when it comes to building an efficient platform for IoTs.

The Silent Intelligence by Daniel Kellmereit

Want to learn what goes on behind the scenes in IoT development? Then The Silent Intelligence has you covered! With amazing stories and opinion pieces from experts from the following companies:

  • Google
  • AT&T
  • SAP
  • MIT
  • Qualcomm
  • And many others…

The Silent Intelligence talks about the history, trends, technology ecosystem, and future of IoT with the hope of helping executives, entrepreneurs, and investors better understand their opportunities and challenges.

The Internet Of Things by Samuel Greengard

Although IoT may still be in its early stages, Greengard explains how things like smartphones, cloud computing, RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology, sensors, and miniaturization are already transforming embedded and immersive technology as we know it. Tracing the origins of IoT from the early days of personal computers and the DotCom era, and examining how it creates a framework for a connected world, The Internet of Things has it all.

The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind The World’s Most Disruptive Company by John Rossman

Going from startup Internet bookseller to a dominant online “everything store,” Amazon is the subject of The Amazon Way, written by John Rossman, who offers humorous and enlightening firsthand anecdotes from his career at the online retail giant. While he provides valuable lessons from his experiences, as well as expert advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, CEOs, and investors, Rossman also show how Amazon has both revolutionized and disrupted multiple industries, including, but not limited to:

  • Retail
  • Publishing
  • Logistics
  • Devices
  • Cloud computing

Trillions: Thriving In The Emerging Information Ecology by Peter Lucas, Joe Ballay, and Mickey McManus

Peter Lucas, Joe Ballay, and Mickey McManus, leaders of one of the leading pervasive computing design firms in America, team up to write Trillions, a book that gives an insiders account of both the promise and risks of IoT development. Additionally, it’s a cautionary tale of how ignoring, or refusing to address problems, in outdated technology and information is never the way.

Digital Transformation 3.0 by Chuck Martin

With more technological developments on the horizon, every business, on a global scale, will go digital, changing how they interact with customers, and vice versa. And leading the charge include technologies and trends associated with IoT such as:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Digital Voice Assistants
  • Smart Homes
  • Drones and Robots
  • Connected Cars
  • Sensors
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality

Big Data And The Internet Of Things by Robert Stackowiak, Art Licht, Venu Mantha, and Louis Nagode

This book provides background on how analytical solutions, enterprise architecture methodologies, and concepts have evolved over time, discussing the roles of:

  • Data warehouses
  • Business intelligence tools
  • Predictive analytics
  • Data discovery
  • Big Data

As this book explores the impact of IoT, readers will be shown a series of steps by which to define a future state architecture and create a plan for how to reach that goal.

Check out these nine amazing reads to delve into the world of IoT with both confidence and fascination.

Katherine Rundell - Writer, OX Essays

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