What this means is devices all-around us can be connected to the internet and one another to enable automation, capture more data, and remotely control devices and processes.
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.
IoT is fundamentally changing the way companies and industries do business. By connecting devices and sensors to the internet, our society as a whole is entering an age where data analytics, connectivity, and automation are creating innovations and progress previously unheard of.
The businesses that understand the use cases and potential of IoT are the businesses that will likely drive innovation over the next 10 years.
For example, Internet of Things devices are already having an impact in the energy field. As one of the early adopters of IoT, the utility industry is benefiting from smart meters, which enable more granular recording of energy consumption and permit utility companies to bill customer use much more accurately and efficiently.
Smart meters are also being used to track the amount of energy users of green technologies send back to the grid. This serves two major purposes:
1. Allows consumers to be credited for using green technologies.
2. Helps to incentivize the use of environmentally friendly energy.
Many significant impacts are not commonly known, including how IoT benefits those in the agricultural industry. For instance, internet-connected sensors and smart technologies will increasingly enable farmers and agricultural workers to track crops and livestock more efficiently. IoT interconnected devices will also go a long way in measuring data on-farm resources. Drones are also being utilized to help survey land for important topological supports.
Also, IoT connections and devices will play a significant role in the future as the world population mushrooms resulting in greater demands for food. IoT will help famers, workers and all other agricultural personnel keep up with demand.
Want to know more about the Internet of Things? Tonex offers IoT Training Crash Course, a comprehensive and intense 3-day class that covers what the IoT is about, technology trends, deployments and convergence.
Additionally, Tonex offers several different IoT courses covering everything from Industry 4.0 to cybersecurity.
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