The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), microservices and the internet. The convergence has helped tear down the silo walls between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), allowing unstructured machine-generated data to be analyzed for insights to drive improvements.
IoT is used to connect devices to the internet and to each other, creating smart, efficient environments.
IoT allows businesses to streamline their processes, improve customer service, and increase productivity and efficiency.
IoT software includes platforms like Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite, IBM's Watson IoT Platform, and Google Cloud IoT.
IoT offers numerous benefits, such as improved efficiency and accuracy, economic benefits, and reduced human intervention.
IoT has the potential to revolutionize the way we live and work, making our lives more convenient and our businesses more efficient.