The Internet of Things.
Just say the words and it will elicit a response. That of a streamlined future world in which all of our processes and production will be automatically controlled by a string of devices interacting and communicating with one another at all times. In which our alarm clock knowns when to wake us, our house knows when to warm itself up, our cars know where we need to go and when we need to be there, and even our coffee maker at work has a hot cup brewed for us as soon as we enter the office. Sounds magical, doesn’t it?
Some or many of these things may come to be true. In reality, all that the Internet of Things will be is a system of data, analysis of data, and usage of that analysis to make things easier, quicker, more profitable, less costly, etc. It won’t be magic, it will all be very much scientific. Sensors will observe different measurements, send those measurements through wires and signals to different points to be gathered and analyzed, and the same wires and signals will report back to the device. All of the devices around us will gather information and use that information to inform themselves and other devices on how to work better. Complicated? Yes, but still comprehensible.
Forget all of that for now, though. You’ll learn plenty about the Internet of Things as it pervades into different aspect of our lives. What you need right now are examples, and TechDecisions is here to give you some. You’ve already seen the dawn of the Internet of Things in smart thermostats, smart bulbs, and other home devices. But how will the Internet of Things affect your business? How will these sensors and data and analysis help your company when Internet of Things is in full effect?