In the next few years, everything from trains to shoes will connect to the internet. Things will have built-in sensors that will transfer data over the network, and the information they generate is bound to make life easier for business.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is where everything else (i.e. not just your computer, tablet and smartphone) connects to the internet. The machines that will form the IoT will talk to each other in the background, without human input.
They’ll automate performance and maintenance, marketing and accounting and much more. And give you a deeper and faster look at your personal and businesses data than you’ve ever had before. You’re driving home from work when you get a text that a brake pad is worn and you have an appointment at a mechanic just around the corner to replace it. But you didn’t make a booking…
It must have been the IoT – your car’s computer system, constantly monitoring the resistance to the brake pads, sensed they needed replacing. It checked the GPS on your phone to see where you were and searched online for a well-reviewed mechanic in your area.
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