What is the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things, or IoT for short, is about extending the power of the internet beyond computers and smartphones to a whole range of other devices, processes, and environments.
IoT provides businesses and people greater insight into the world around them, enabling better and more meaningful decisions to be made.
Devices can be used to both gather and send information, and they can communicate not only within closed silos but across different networking types (Cellular, WiFi and some new protocols likeLoRa), creating a more connected world.
Examples of IoT that you may have come across in everyday life include smart lighting, intelligent heating and cooling, smart doorbells and smart parking where sensors are used in each space to show you where you can park, or how many spaces are available.