There’s a lot of industry buzz around the concept of IoT – the ‘Internet of Things’. But what exactly is IoT and what’s all the hype about? How will it reshape the future?
Here’s a quick two minute guide to the basics.
IoT, or the Internet of Things, is a concept in computing and networking which describes how an increasing number of everyday physical devices and objects are being connected to the Internet and are able to relay information about themselves to us. We’ve all heard the example of the Internet-connected fridge that alerts you (via your smartphone) to order more milk when it’s running low (or orders it automatically).
IoT is already starting to improve and disrupt a vast range of industries and applications and the concept is far-reaching that it’s difficult to predict the future implications. There are new applications for IoT being conceptualised and realised every day.
One thing is certain: the future will involve an unbelievable amount of information being collected, processed and even acted on without any input from us as end-users.
Some typical examples where IoT will improve our lives in the future are:
As a fast-developing, disruptive concept, the Internet of Things is one of the most promising developments in the information age.
What IoT ideas are you developing in your business or industry? What IoT developments will severely disrupt the way you currently do business?