What is the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things is often abbreviated as IoT, which refers to the connection of devices (except computers and smartphones) to the Internet. Cars, home products, and medical supplies can all be connected within the Internet of Things. And with the development of the Internet of Things in the next few years, more types of devices will be connected.
IoT devices, Platforms and IoT ecosystemIoT devices and IoT ecosystem
Any independent Internet-connected device that can be monitored and controlled remotely is considered an IoT device. The core technology of IoT devices is chips. These chips are smaller and more powerful.
All devices connected to the Internet and the data collected through these devices, including data storage, analysis, processing, and security functions, constitute the IoT ecosystem.
IoT forecasts, trends and markets
There will be more than 64 billion IoT devices installed around the world by 2026. Additionally, companies and consumers will spend nearly $15 trillion on IoT devices, solutions, and supporting systems from 2018 through 2026.
The three types of consumers of the Internet of Things include governments, enterprises, and ordinary consumers. The Internet of Things will affect almost every industry. This continuous growth will become a transformative force for all organizations.
"By 2026, the Internet of Things market is expected to grow at a rate of more than US $ 3 trillion per year."
Internet of Things platform
In the Internet of Things, one device is connected to another device to transmit information using the Internet transmission protocol, and the Internet of Things platform acts as a bridge between the device sensor and the data network.
These powerful IoT platforms can analyze to determine what information is useful and which can be ignored. If the enterprise uses it for sales management, it can more accurately predict products and effectively manage inventory, make the use of capital more reasonable, and can also automate certain tasks, especially when these tasks are repetitive and time-consuming or even dangerous .
These IoT platforms include
Amazon Web Services
ThingWorx IoT platform
Cisco IoT Cloud Connect
Salesforce IoT Cloud
Oracle Integrated Cloud
General Electric Predix
Internet of Things Security and Privacy
More and more devices will be connected to the Internet of Things, these devices collect a lot of data, these data include business, as well as individuals, business secrets and personal privacy are greatly affected by the challenge, so the Internet of Things security issues are subject to with great attention, there are already some technology companies focusing on cybersecurity, and some universities and vocational training schools provide cybersecurity courses and training. Cybersecurity experts will be an emerging profession with broad employment prospects.
An IoT application scenarioAt home:
Suppose you usually go to work at 9 AM, you set an ordinary alarm clock at 8 AM, and the time on the road is one hour, then under normal circumstances you can arrive on time. The rain changed on this day, the road was blocked, and traffic was slow. If you still go out at the usual 8 AM, then you are destined to be late. But if you use the alarm clock connected to the Internet of Things, the situation will be different, he will wake you up in advance, help you choose the best traffic section, and guide you to work. If you take public transportation, buses, trains, airplanes, it will help you know whether they are operating normally, or whether they are cancelled or delayed due to weather conditions. It even suggests you which type of transportation is the most time-saving.
The convenience provided by the Internet of Things for consumers is everywhere, which is why the Internet of Things will flourish. Both businesses and individuals must seize this great opportunity.
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