Authors: Peter Sedgeman; Yanjun Zuo
Addresses: University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58201, USA ' University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58201, USA
Abstract: Web of things (WoT) is attractive in business applications and has been studied in a variety of areas, but its widespread adoption has not yet come. In this paper we focus on the readiness and potential applications of WoT from a business and consumer perspective. We have identified some outstanding issues that affect WoT's wide application in business and consumer markets. We provide some use cases to illustrate the viable potential of applying WoT in different business fields and highlight the importance of solving those outstanding issues. Finally, we offer ideas for potential avenues to overcome some of the challenges presented and suggest guidelines that businesses should consider when contemplating WoT adoption.
Keywords: web of things; WoT adoption; business applications; discoverability; security; standardisation; consumers.
International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2015 Vol.18 No.3, pp.321 - 337
Published online: 28 Mar 2015 *Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article