What Is The Internet Of Things [IoT]

The Internet of Things [IoT] has become an interesting lunch conversation within our team, as it is already revolutionising the way we perform our work for clients.

We have also had various conversation with customers on this topic and since it revolves around technology, we thought it would be interesting to share a basic blogpost on what the Internet of Things is and what effects it will produce.

What Is The Internet of Things?

As Broadband internet is more widely available, more devices are now being produced with Wi-Fi capabilities and sensors.

With the costs reducing smart technology is on the rise. This creates a setting for the Internet of Things.

  • IoT is the connection of all or any device to the Internet. It includes washing machines, smartphones, coffee makers, lights, laptops, watches and more. It even goes beyond these simple devices, for example, jet engines of an airplane.
  • By 2020, there will be more than 26 billion machines that are connected to the Internet.

The IoT is a HUGE network of connected things, and this includes the network between:

  1. People and People,
  2. People and Things, and
  3. Things and Things.



How Does It Impact?

The future likely will be one large domain connecting each and every one of us. We will know everything that is happening from one corner of the globe to another.

  • By connecting your calendar and your Wi-fi operated a car, you will be able to not only schedule your important business meeting on time, but also make sure you get to it promptly.
  • If you run out of groceries, the apps on your smart phone may order online groceries automatically.
  • If you are tired, your coffee maker may brew you a hot cup of coffee.

The benefits of IoT go beyond everyday life, the systems will be able to send messages to employees, keep check on progress, operate everyday machinery, enhance security, and improve innovation and so much more.

The Concept Of Internet of Things Works On A Large Scale

It may be able to take on bigger initiatives, such as; reduce waste of the population, invent greener ways of working, increase large-scale productivity and commerce, and even improve transportation networks. It may even improve the living conditions of people in poorer areas.

By connecting everyone to the internet, IoT ensures that everything including transport, healthcare, education becomes far more efficient, offering virtually endless realities.

IoT Is Already A Tremendous Benefit To Industries And Businesses

From improving work ethics to making the lives of your employees better, this tool is enhancing the global economy multifold. While there are many advantages apparent, there are also some challenges, such as the security concerns revolving around this new commodity. However, for now, this seems to be more on the positive front than negative.

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