Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things (IoT)

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The Internet Of Things

Term Internet of Things was proposed by Kevin Ashton in 1999, it refers to identifiable objects and their virtual representation in internet like structure. It was previously known as “control networks”, which can be described as “moving small packets of data to a large set of nodes, in-order to integrate and automate everything from home appliances to industries”

Now a days IoT term is commonly used for to signify advanced connectivity devices, services and system that goes beyond machine-to-machine communication, also covers variety of protocols, applications and domains.

From connecting devices to human values

Device Connection
– IoT Devices
– IoT Connectivity
– Embedded Intelligence

Data Sensing
– Capture Data
– Sensors and Tags
– Storage

– Focus on access
– Network, cloud, edge
– Data transport

Data Analytics
– Big data analytics
– AI and Cognitive
– Analysis at the edge

Data Value
– Analysis to action
– APIs and processes
– Actionable intelligence

Human Value
– Smart applications
– Stakeholder benefits
– Tangible benefits

Internet of Everything

Termed coined by Cisco and used by other like Intel, looking into holistic perspective. Why is it required? If we look at Internet of things as an IP based decentralised network of uniquely identifiable things which are able to communicate(data), then we look at the essential technology dimension only, and if we look at it from the use case perspective (divided between consumer, industrial and anything in-between), we only look at the solutions. But today when we talk about Internet of things we represent Internet of everything(IoE). IoE connects people, process, data and things to make networked connection more relevant and valuable by turning information into action to achieve new capabilities , experiences and economic opportunity.

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Internet of things projects coming soon in next blogs!