What is IoT?
This is the concept of basically connecting any device to the Internet (and/or to each other). This includes everything from cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else one can think of. This also applies to components of machines, for example a jet engine of an airplane or the drill of an oil rig. In other words, sending data to servers or specified location for further analysis, decision making or alarm raising.
The analyst firm, Gartner says that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices. That’s a lot of connections (some even estimate this number to be much higher, over 100 billion). The IoT is a giant network of connected “things” (which also includes people). The relationship will be between people-people, people-things, and things – things.