What You Need to Know About the Internet of Things
The "Internet of Things" (IoT) is a complex concept with more
At its core, Internet of Things is instantaneous machine-to-machine communication. It's built on networks of data-gathering sensors and Cloud computing. It's the idea that a Smart House can exist. The garage communicates with electronics to ensure you turned your stove off when you left the house; the alarm clock in the bedroom tells the coffeemaker downstairs when to power on. You get the idea- and you probably aren't surprised. It's already happening in so many places. You may have already interacted with the Internet of Things in your personal life: your Fitbit sending your workout activity to the Cloud, or a thermostat you can control from your mobile device.
The key here is data. Machine-to-machine conversations can't happen without the gathering of data from sensors. The value of IoT comes from leveraging mass amounts of data. And without Cloud-based applications to measure and analyze that data, it wouldn't get turned into instructions.
What kind of data do these sensors collect? You name it, and more are being invented rapidly. There's "Smart Cement" that can measure motion, weight, ice, and corrosion. There are sensors that detect gas leaks and chemicals, that
The scope of the Internet of Things is
Internet of Things is a moving target for CEOs and managers who want to stay on top of their technology game. We'll continue to talk about