What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

The Internet of things, popularly known as IoT, is a concept with a mass device connectivity
ecosystem that subsists smart objects that encloses the network, sensors, and processing
technologies. It provides a smart service to the end-users for a better experience while sharing
data. The range of objects included in IoT is so enormous that its potential is yet to be
unleashed. It will soon result in an explosion of IoT devices and applications in the upcoming
Did you know? The Internet of Things devices does not only include computers, laptops, and
smartphones but also applications that are set up with chips to communicate and gather data
over sensors, networks, etc.

Major IoT applications

The IoT applications or devices are accessed through machine learning algorithms to analyze the increasing amounts of connected sensor data in the cloud. Through these real-time IoT alerts, the users can gain visuals of the statistics, indications, and other information through data sharing. Some of the major applications of the Internet of Things are:

  1. IoT in Agriculture and the environment

With the growing population, comes the growing demand for agriculture for optimization of our land and natural resources. Today, optimization of resources based on past and real-time data has become possible with IoT. This is done by collecting the data for a specific region which would include their soil type, rainfall density, and sunlight levels through sensors, weather stations, satellites, etc. post this data will be used along with machine learning and IoT to create region-specific methods and practices that will result in increased yields.

  1. IoT in Smart homes

With the increasing amount of technology use and smart home conversions, IoT has become a household name to provide the modern touch and the right amount of security and privacy with devices like Alexa, Google Home, and many more. Devices like these help people manage their schedules or any other activity. Innovative home applications, sensors, and networks have recently become popular with gadgets like smart locks, air quality monitors, thermostats, lighting, etc.

  1. IoT in Healthcare

Some of the most popular IoT devices in the health care industries are wearable IoTs, Vital monitoring machines, diagnosis processes, and many more due to the reliability and comfort of technology. These devices can let hospitals check on patients at home, thus reducing hospital visits and chances of infections. meanwhile, in the hospitals, the beds and the side monitors allow the staff to be well informed.

  1. IoT in Retail

IoT in retail has an extensive offering from online to in-store shopping. The sales from the stores can control warehousing through IoT sensors. It helps retailers to identify customers based on their past purchases, thus providing them with loyalty points, discounts, etc. It then provides a safer environment for the consumers with the gadgets and devices that make the stores and markets more efficient and protected. With the use of sensors and networks, customer experience is also enhanced, thus gaining popularity amongst the people.

  1. IoT in Data Analytics and Logistics

IoT devices like smart sensors are used for connecting the network and tracking the GPS location, temperature, humidity, etc., which will be used for logistic services. This helps in making real-time decisions regarding logistical arrangements based on the material is being transported. Data collected will then be analyzed in a cloud system. These sensors are designed specially to collect data for data analytics to improve the algorithm using AI and machine learning.

Benefits of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things has a lot of benefits with its vast connectivity and applications. Some of these advantages are:

  • Better accessibility to resources and assets.
  • Efficient operational management.
  • Cost-effective and cyber security
  • Improvement in productivity of staff and reduced human labor.
  • Enhanced business opportunities and improved customer service.
  • Agility and efficiency
  • Accurate data.

Did you know?  A Tech analyst company named IDC estimated that IoT will be connected with over 41.6 billion devices by 2025, which will be primarily industrial or automotive technology equipment along with an easy and accessible smart home device for the general public.

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