IoT is literally a giant network of connected man-made mechanical and digital objects, but also includes people with medical identifiers or farm animals with chip sensors. Current predictions say that by 2020 the IoT Market will reach the point of 24 billion devices across the Earth.
Such is the growth of IoT that it’s fast becoming a must-have for companies wanting to add digital presence to their existing operations, services or products. Put simply, any device with an on and off switch can be connected to the Internet and/or to each other. This includes mobile phones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and literally anything else you can think of. Of course, IoT is much more than just a way to switch things off or on – the “Things” are embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity so that they can collect and exchange data to create a ‘smart’ world, where the objects we interact with ‘know’ what we need (like food running low in the fridge, or the coffee maker starting to brew after the morning alarm goes off).
Outside the home, the top 5 industrial uses of IoT include predictive maintenance, smart metering, asset tracking, and self-driving cars. But this is just the top of the iceberg. IoT has the potential to become omnipresent in our lives at every level of society. I am glad that I can work as a developer in this area in a team of professionals https://sirinsoftware.com/services/iot-development/