Hanoi (VNA) – A book entitled “Internet of Things (IoT) from Hype to Reality” made its debut at a workshop held by the World Bank in Vietnam and the Ministry of Science and Technology in Hanoi on March 6.

In his opening remarks, Deputy Director of the Ministry’s Enterprises and Market Development Department Tran Xuan Dich stressed that IoT is the foundation of the fourth industrial revolution (Revolution 4.0) and have become closer to the reality.

In many countries, enterprises have used IoT as a tool to promote socio-economic development, while State-owned enterprises have yet to pay due attention to the trend, he said.

Under the pressure of innovation, policy makers are forced to be more open about this, thus raising public awareness of the efficiency and great interest of IoT, Dich said.

Delivering a report on IoT at the event, Prasanna Lal Das, a representative from the WB, said governments of many countries have used IoT to better serve their people but they also meet several certain difficulties such as business models are not capable of maintaining IoT infrastructure.

He stressed that the report is an initial step to evaluate the progress made by governments of countries in applying IoT to reality.

The report pointed out some examples of IoT application in some countries such as Germany, Canada, the UK, Estonia, Kazakhstan, India, Japan, the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The book “Internet of Things from Hype to Reality” provides a comprehensive IoT network and management overview with emphasis on gaps, opportunities, and open research problems.

This five-part book comprehensively describes an end-to-end IoT architecture that is comprised of devices, network, compute, storage, platform, applications along with management and security components.-VNA