You must remember how the various household items started to become frightening transformers in some movies. We have a kind of similar aim! All you can do is embrace the change. Technology is changing at a very rapid rate. We are progressing towards a doomsday probably because with this rapid expansion of technology, anything is possible as far as the future is concerned.
It really does not matter which way you go, you will always find the Internet of Things (IoT) in the process. Internet of Thing is one of the latest technology which is driving the world in today’s times. A lot of buyer are still figuring out, how to get adjust to it.
What is Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology that allows the objects like automobiles, gadgets etc. to interactively behave, making them more smart and allowing them to do our daily chores. These Internet of Things devices use the Internet to send and receive the vital information. The gadgets range from the video surveillance cameras to creation of machines. Truly! The Internet of Thing has completely changed the way we interact with the machines. There was online business, after that online social networking came, now it is time for the IoT to establish deep roots in the technology: connecting the gadgets to technology.
What is meant by ‘things’ in Internet of Things?
The things are the assets in Internet of Things. Whether it is environmental controls, gateway devices, production machinery or IT infrastructure, anything we use to produce the products and run the facilities are the assets. With the changing time, it has been observed that the Internet of Thing is more and more integrated with the artificial intelligence. IoT makes the devices all around the world to connect to internet, share and collect the data. It has made the devices more intelligent, otherwise the devices will be so dumb.
How big is Internet of Things?
The IoT keeps on getting bigger and better. It is making leaps and bounds as far as the technology is concerned. Till 2017, there were almost 8.4 billion devices which will reach to 20 billion devices in 2020. The money spend on Internet of Things is rising with each passing day. Almost two third of the devices found in the world will incorporate IoT in 2020.
Why should you even care?
Internet of Things is all about interfacing the gadgets with lots of information. The assents or things in the Internet of Things affect the way business is done. It has opened up new ways and provides the convenience of communication as long as the user is enjoying the items.
Can you believe that around 5 billion of people are connected to each other through mobile? We use mobile phones for various activities like booking a cab, hotel, make calls etc. We are heavily dependent on the mobile phones. We can’t even imagine a single day without the mobile phones. There does not exists many items in the world that do not use the internet and are not incorporated with the Internet of Things Technology.
Perks of Internet of Things for businesses
There are various advantages of Internet of Things. As more and more sensors are getting enabled on the devices and gadgets, it helps in detecting of any failure of a component and corrects the damaged part before the device stops working. This is a huge advantage as far as the performance of devices is concerned. Data generated by the sensors helps the companies to improve the efficiency of the companies and businesses.
The systems have become more and more responsive and interactive with the help of the real time analysis of the information. IoT has many applications in the health sector. There are many wearables that have built-in technology that reads the body essential reading and provides the valuable information. It has improved the fitness of the individuals. Because of high rated sensors, devices with IoT have been largely used in the security system, making them more intelligent than before.
IoT has been focussed in making the environment of offices and rooms much more interactive and smarter. With the recently launched Amazon’s Echo and Google Home, it can be clearly seen that the world is heading towards a revolution in the way users interact with the devices.
What about Internet of Things and cloud?
We all are aware that the Internet of Things generate huge amount of data. Now, to handle this data, cloud service is used despite the in-house infrastructure. This is because the cloud services are much cheaper than establishing your own infrastructure.
It is clear that the Internet of Things is the terminator of today’s world stretching its reach in each and every business of the world and it will continue to do so in future.