According to the research firmIDC, there are five billion connected devices today and this total could reach 15 billion by 2015. When that happens, there will be more connected devices than people on the planet. These connections will remove all kinds of boundaries in how we relate with information, automation, and the operation of devices. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is calling this the next generation of the Internet: the "Internet of Things." And the transition is already in high gear. Through the Internet, millions of connected intelligent devices are today communicating with and controlling each other without human intervention. This trend is only going to grow as the advantages of having devices and people always connected everywhere redefines human-machine relationships, spawns new usage models, and enhances people’s lives, work, health and safety.