What is the Internet of Things
What is it exactly? The Internet of Things (IoT) concept is based on extending Internet connectivity beyond standard devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops, to any traditionally non-internet objects, enabling them to identify themselves to other objects, interact with them, and exchange data. This includes everything from coffee makers, cellphones, lamps, alarms, heart monitor implants, water consumption monitors, vehicles, and almost anything else you can think of. Embedded with technology, these devices can communicate, be remotely monitored, and controlled to perform a designated action.
No longer does the object relate just to its user, but it is now connected to the surrounding objects and a dedicated server solution. So, the relationship takes place on three levels: people-people, people-things, and things-things. All of it designed with the aim of making users' lives easier and more comfortable.
Internet of Things is a rapidly emerging market, where enterprise software and service companies, industrial technology providers, IoT startups, telcos and digital natives need to go beyond standard products, professional services, and initial IoT deployments to stand out in the IoT crowd.
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The extensive set of applications for IoT devices range from consumer IoT and enterprise IoT to manufacturing and industrial IoT (IIoT). To name a few there are applications for smart TVs, smart buildings, smart health, smart farming, smart appliances, wearables and smart cities. Thus, IoT is a concept that not only has the potential to impact how we live, but also how we work, or even how the society functions on the whole.
Experts predict that more than half of new businesses will run on the IoT by 2020. Facilities like hotels, conference rooms, airports, and hospitals should all soon use a 1-click kind of service, especially with simple, everyday objects. In the near future smart devices like meters, which will record electricity, gas, and water consumption, an electronic door lock that will work with biometric data or even oil pump sensors for the heavy industry sector, will revolutionise how companies, governments, and public authorities deliver services and produce goods, and make them follow a ‘smart city’ direction.