Internet of Things (IoT)
What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the name for an aggregate collection of network-enabled devices that contain embedded technology but aren’t traditional computers or servers. These devices communicate with other devices and networks to exchange data, send data one way for analysis, or control and monitor physical sensors and actuators.
What can we use the Internet of Things (IoT) for?
IoT is about more than just the devices themselves. It can help enterprises solve business problems using the data these devices collect. The insights can transform processes, lower costs through optimization, and protect physical locations and employee safety. Linking the digital “identities” of these devices across systems can be challenging but can also drive more insights and better use of this data.
IoT is used across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, retail, and more. It is used in security systems, door control systems, remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, workflow efficiency, and more.