Internet of Things explained simply


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or « things » embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure.

Things, in the IoT, can refer to a wide variety of devices such as heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on farm animals, electric clams in coastal waters, automobiles with built-in sensors.. These devices collect useful data with the help of various existing technologies and then autonomously flow the data between other devices.Current market examples include smart thermostat systems and washer/dryers that utilize Wi-Fi for remote monitoring.




Besides the plethora of new application areas for Internet connected automation to expand into, IoT is also expected to generate large amounts of data from diverse locations that is aggregated very quickly, thereby increasing the need to better index, store and process such data


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