What is “The Internet of Things” and What Does it Mean to the Average Household

Having been involved in the information systems industry for over 30 years now (ugh, I cannot believe it has been that long), I have seen the introduction and growth of many areas technologies that once were a novelty and now are common in every household. When I first started in IT, personal computers were in their infancy, cell phones did not exist and satellites were used by NASA not to obtain television reception.

One of the technologies many are hearing about today is the internet of things, aka IoT. Many people have asked me what is that and how will it impact me? I located the following article that I wanted to share as I think it explains this rather well and you don’t need to be a technology guru to understand it.

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Continued Demand for Warehouse/Distribution, Light Industrial Space Expected to Meet Supply Wave

With Few Modern Logistics Facilities Available (For Now), Investors Gobbling Up Available Portfolios. Absorption of U.S. industrial real estate, which was fairly muted in the first three quarters of the year due to lack of new supply, is expected to end 2014 on a strong note as developers wrap up construction on an estimated 50 million square feet of new warehouse and light industrial space.

Commerce park near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport could bring 2,000 jobs

Parker Leavitt, The Republic | azcentral.com

Construction could begin this year on the first phase of a large-scale commerce park near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport that could eventually bring 2,000 jobs in aerospace, e-commerce and manufacturing to the booming Southeast Valley transportation hub.

Scottsdale-based Marwest Enterprises has submitted plans for a $100 million employment complex on an 80-acre site near Ray and Hawes roads in Mesa Continue reading

Mesa farmland to develop after 30 year wait

Parker Leavitt, The Republic | azcentral.com

After 30 years of waiting, a 21-acre farm lot along the Superstition Freeway in south-central Mesa appears finally headed for development, this time as a commerce park instead of the auto mall originally envisioned in 1985. Continue reading