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Internet of Things (IoT) The interconnection of embedded devices, including smart objects, with an existing infrastructure which is accessible via the internet.
Item An item is any product or service on which there is a need to retrieve pre-defined information and that may be priced, ordered or invoiced at any point in any supply chain (EAN/UCC GDAS definition). An item is uniquely identified by an EAN/UCC Global Trade Item Number (GTIN).
Invasive Integration An implementation approach that requires changes or additions to existing applications.
Intranet An internal Internet. An intranet is a network based on TCP/IP protocols and belonging to an organization, usually a corporation. An intranet is accessible only by the organization's members, employees, or other authorized users. An intranet's web sites look and act just like any other web site but the firewall surrounding an intranet fends off unauthorized access. Secure intranets are now the fastest-growing segment of the Internet because they are much less expensive to build and manage than private networks based on proprietary protocols.
Interoperability Data pools and the global registry are connected so that they constitute one logical data pool, which makes available to users, all required master data in a standardised and transparent way.
Integrity In a client-server environment, integrity means that the server code and server data are centrally maintained and therefore secure and reliable.
IIOP Internet Inter-ORB Protocol - a standard that ensures interoperability for objects in a multi-vendor ORB environment operating over the Internet.