IoT : Lifeline of data-driven world
What is Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things is the extension of internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with electronics, internet connectivity and other forms of hardware, these devices can communicate and interact with others over the internet and they can be remotely monitored and controlled. The 'thing' in IoT could be a person with a heart monitor or an automobile with built-in-sensors. The embedded technology in objects helps them to interact with internal states or the external environment which in turn affects the decisions taken.
If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things- using data they gathered without any help from us – we would be able to track and count everything and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would knew when things needed replacing, repairing and whether they were fresh or past their best. We need to empower computers with their own means of gathering information, so they can see, hear and smell the world for themselves. This is precisely what IoT platform does for us. It enables devices/objects to observe, identify and understand a situation without being dependent on human help.