IoT – Internet of Things (Concept of sharing devices)
Internet Of Things
Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the concept of sharing devices. But many people explain this concept differently. It was Kevin Ashton, an expert on digital innovation, who had explained the term in a quote in the RFID journal in 1999:
“If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things – using data they gathered without any help from us – we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best.”
To further explain the concept, Internet of things (IoT) is the network which connects the devices, vehicles, and home appliances with electronics, software, actuators, and connectivity. This would allow these things to connect, interact and exchange data. Sensor technologies, wireless technologies and QR codes helps this innovative method of communication. It is all about the sensors collecting the data and through this data, we can measure and manage them. Moreover, through this technology, we can optimize the inefficiencies found through this data.
In today’s world, consumer, commercial, industrial, and infrastructural spaces has a wide range of applications for this concept of technology. Consumer applications would include smart homes and elder care. And commercially, IoT has applications like medical and healthcare, transportation, and building automation. In industrial application comes manufacturing and agriculture, and energy management. Environmental monitoring and living lab comes under infrastructure.
Cyber security issues:
According to various reports, at present there are about 15 billion IoT devices in the world and this number is on the rise. However on the cyber security front, IoT has created a lot of problems. This is because just as hackers can access the computers, IoT technology makes it easier for them to access the networked devices. There has been arguments that the government should have regulation to secure IoT devices and the wider Internet. This issue had come up because the market incentives to secure IoT devices is insufficient.
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