What is IoT and how it impacts our lives?
IoT or Internet of Things refers to a network of connected smart devices and sensors that work together to gather and analyse data to improve a number
11:04 27 August 2018
It is the backbone of smart home automation and building smart cities around the world.
Digital devices are now found not just in our pockets and offices but also in homes, buildings, and cities. They are used to monitor data that help authorities to determine root causes of certain problems and in creating smart solutions for them.
IoT is predicted to revolutionise the way we live our lives and it is expected to have the biggest technological impact since cloud computing. This is because it can collect, store, and analyse much more data than ever before.
Many consumers now enjoy the benefits of IoT through products that include Amazon Echo smart speaker and Nest thermostats. But the wider world can also benefit from IoT with businesses using its capabilities to automate certain processes to free up employees for more important tasks.
Public sector organisations, such as local government and hospitals are also now using IoT to monitor pollution, traffic levels, weather data, and monitor patients remotely.