The Internet of Things (IoT) is an increasingly popular topic of conversation in the workplace and at home. This relatively young concept has emerged as a revolution in technology with the potential to impact how we live, play, learn and work. Many are still wondering how these connected technologies and the data derived, will alter their daily lives and may approach the subject with Curiosity. What is the Internet of Things and what impact will it have on you and your work? In the paragraphs to follow, I will answer these questions as well as others surrounding this complex subject.
IOT represents the next step towards digitalization of our society and economy where objects and people are interconnected through communication networks and report about their status of surrounding environment.
The Internet of things is not just a Hyped-up Buzzword; it’s the Humanization of technology that enables us to connect more deeply with the world around us.
What are those things?
Those which you already know are laptops, Mobile phones, tablets, cameras, televisions, and even the new-generation watches or cars. Those you might know but don’t often see (unless you are an IT geek) are servers, routers, gadgets, and sensors.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has unleashed new trends, and things are now labeled “Smart X.” Replace X with Home, City, Life, Toys, Things, or anything you can think of, and you have an indication of the frontier of Smart Everything. When things are connected and communicate with one another, knowing everything about you, with little intervention, they are “smart”. Your home is smart because your house alarms, sensors, and lights can exchange information, making it well-informed, and then adjusting automatically to suit those variations.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of a powerful technology revolution. The IoT Platform acts for connecting devices and systems to each other so that they can share data as soon as within reach. Soon, we will begin seeing a flood of new products, services, and experiences. As I write these many companies including ours enabling users to see shared data transform industries from healthcare to retail, accelerate scientific research, and change the way we live.
With the IoT Platform, however, a broad spectrum of interoperable cross-ecosystem IoT solutions had already beginning to emerge. At its foundation, this new Platform builds on our five key IoT tenets.
As the Internet has become ubiquitous and affordable with near limitless accessibility to Wi-Fi, devices have been developed with integrated sensors enabling connectivity to the cloud. Everyday objects from cellphones and coffeemakers to trashcans and printers have Internet accessibility. In the world of business, the IoT has the capability to connect machines from farm equipment to drill bits, jet engines to entire cities; the possibilities are endless. Connecting objects to the Internet allows for enhanced efficiency, productivity, and safety across all industries.
Some prediction says by 2020 over 25 billion connected ‘things’ will be in use and more than half of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element of the IoT. Simply put nearly everything will be connected. What impact will this have on your business? On a basic level, connecting objects in your office means when supplies are low they can be ordered automatically or your watch can pinpoint when and where you spend your time and are most productive. Data and metrics means enhanced efficiency and productivity, automating trivial tasks means valuable time is available to spend on important projects. Are you starting to get the picture?
The Internet of Things continues to be a popular topic of conversation as we look to understand how it will impact our lives. Get in touch to know more as how we can transform your Life or Business with IoT…