The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects, devices, vehicles, buildings and other items which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data.
Unless you’ve been beavering away at the cutting edge of modern digital device manufacturing for the last decade or so, the term Internet of Things (we’ll refer to it as IoT from here on) might be something of a new idea for you. Let’s get the basics out of the way early.
The concept of IoT is blindingly simple – it’s about connecting devices worldwide via the internet. Rather than the internet being limited to humans communicating via desktop or mobile machines, the idea is that a huge range of new internet-enabled devices will be merrily chatting away to each other in the very near future.