What is Internet of Things (IoT)?


The term Internet of Things (IoT) is fetching an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. It’s a concept that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work. The term Internet of Things (IoT) was developed by Kevin Ashton who is a British technology pioneer working on (RFID – radio-frequency identification) perceived a system of unique sensors connecting the world to the Internet. The three basic components of IoT are:
– Things
– Internet and
– Connectivity

Internet of Things (IoT) is the actually a network of physical devices, home appliances, vehicles and other devices inserted with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Each thing is exclusively distinguishable through its rooted computing system but able to operate internally within the existing Internet infrastructure conveniently.

The IoT permits objects to be sensed or controlled remotely across its existing network infrastructure, creating chances for more direct assimilation of the physical world to computer-based systems which will result in improved efficiency, accurateness and financial benefit in addition to reduced human intervention. IoT encompasses technologies such as smart grids, virtual power plants, smart homes,  healthcare, energy, agriculture, building management, intelligent transportation and smart cities and many other aspects of human life.

A growing portion of IoT devices is created for consumer use. IoT devices are a part of the larger concept of home automation, also known as domotics. The term “Enterprise IoT,” or EIoT (which I will describe in my next blog) is used to refer to all devices used in business and corporate settings.

asaDiscussions over IoT are taking place all over the world as we all must understand how IoT will impact our lives in future. We all must visualize its SWOT and the related challenges are going to be as more and more devices start to join the IoT. For now at this level the finest thing that we can do is train ourselves about what the IoT is and the potential impacts that can be seen on how we work and live.

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