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What Exactly is Internet of Things (IoT)?

 

According to Mass.gov; Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnection of devices, systems, platforms, appliances, or physical things to exchange data collected by enclosed software, electronics, actuators, and sensors. IoT involves an extension of technology embedded in these devices to communicate and share data over the internet using remote monitoring and controlling.

The cheaper technology and better infrastructures are critical drivers of today’s IoT adoption. In the coming years, IoT is expected to spread widely and rapidly, unleashing several and new dimensions of good qualities of life benefiting billions of people globally. In delivering of improved services to consumers, the manufacturing industries, the productivity of enterprises, agriculture, health, security, and energy efficiency among other sectors is IoT promising to have a significant impact.

From multiple perspectives, the Internet of Things will revolutionize consumers’ lives as a result of connected devices/cars that provides pervasive smart connectivity by bringing physical and digital life closer together.

Smart cities enhance networked civilized society, making them benefit from intelligent traffic management, smart energy grids, and security. Even beyond urban areas, extending IoT to rural regions enable consumers to gain in innovations, agriculture, and to improve access to critical services such as education and health.

Companies create wearables and home products for consumers’ use in the home. Internet of Things now connects devices such as doorbells, lights, thermostats, watches, security cameras, baby monitors, refrigerators, televisions, coffee makers, and even hearing aids. Therefore, this addresses the pressing issues such as security and energy efficiency among others, and eventually enabling qualities of life in multiple ways.

In Agriculture, IoT applies to farm processes such as collecting and gathering data on rainfall, temperature, humidity, soil contents, and wind speed. These data can be used to automate farming processes, to make decisions thereby improving the quality and quantity of crops. Also, it minimize risk and waste while helping with proper management of farm products.

In Education, the mobility of IoT fashions the learning process of students’ needs, improving overall performance and proficiency levels thereby creating convenience and accessibility to the learning system.

IoT will enable Enterprises to improve productivity, by enhancing changes in the quality of decision making, the efficiency of production as a result of the ability of IoT to combine innovations in data analytics and sensors.

The Internet of Things promises to have a significant change in an individual’s quality of life and impact the social economy of the society. Through the broad and rapid distribution of smart devices, IoT has the potential of spreading and enhancing services in agriculture, education, transportation, security, healthcare, and other areas and sectors, while providing a better living for social development.

Moving Forward

You have just read a few out of the numerous applications of the internet of things. TechEmpire will keep publishing more articles on various topics of the internet of things. To read further about this topic, you can check our publications on interenet of things and today’s health care and industries.

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