• Author : tabmind |
  • Category : internet |
  • Date : 16 September, 2020

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 things, processes, and environments. Here's everything you need to know.

“What is IoT?”

If you just Google “what is IoT?”, many of the answers are unnecessarily technical. Case in point:

“The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.”

—An unnecessarily technical explanation of IoT

If you just read that and thought, “ok…what?”, you’re not alone. Most people neither want nor to need to dive into the nitty-gritty of IoT. So in this post, I’ll provide you with a simple explanation of the Internet of Things and how it may impact you. This can also serve as a resource to share with others who need an introduction to IoT (like friends, family members, or customers).

Before we jump in, note that “The Internet of Things” and “IoT” can and will be used interchangeably. And a quick tip: avoid saying “the IoT.”