Internet of Things: What does it mean?
When we think about next-generation technology then one thing always comes to our mind “Internet of Things”. There are the different definition for Internet of thing from different industry leader’s, organization and market research companies.
As per Wikipedia, The Internet of Things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data.
As per Gartner, The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment.
There are many more definition based on diversity in use because Internet of Things is not a small part of an industry. it’s getting spread everywhere in every sector of an industry. Every Industry has their own use of IoT which link them to other industry sectors also.
Currently, IoT has spread out its legs in the construction industry, chemical industry, petroleum industry, automotive industry, electronic industry, power engineering and power manufacturing (such as gas or wind turbines), hospitality industry, food industry, entertainment industry etc. IoT will bring the revolution in every sector in form of connected people, connected asset, connected infrastructure, connected devices, connected vehicles etc.
But with all of these things, we will have security issues/threats also, that may be a device or communication level so before jumping into this interconnected network we need to think about solutions to prevent these threats and to secure the network. Many of the companies already thinking about this and they all know that what can be the impact of these security issues and threats.
And we all have a question in our mind that “Will Internet of things survive in future or not?”. We will talk about this in next post.