We all know about internet because we use it in our daily life but 87% of people who use internet have not heard of term- Internet of Things.
The Internet of Things(IoT) is the network of physical objects like Smart phones, tablets ,cars ,machine etc. or any object with a sensor on it that contain embedded technology to communicate with other devices and understand what we are doing . It operates automatically to make our life easier. Below picture will clear all your doubts on internet of things:
These embedded electronic sensors along with network connectivity allow these objects to collect and exchange data.
Best example of IoT is ATM Machines that we use to withdraw cash. ATMs are considered among first IoT objects.
Any device to be labelled as IoT must have 7 design features which are:
• Internet Connectivity
• Energy efficiency
• Cost effectiveness
What is the difference between Internet and Internet of things, Check out these images.
1.Internet of People
2.Internet of Things
Some Facts about Internet of Things:
1. The term “Internet of Things” was coined by Kevin Ashton from MIT in 1999.
2. As of now around 6.4 billion objects connected through IoT and by 2020 it will be approx. 50 billion.
3. 20% of cars are already connected to Internet in 2017. By 2020 estimation around 90%.
What can be achieved through Internet of Things:
1.In disaster relief
and there are lot more such areas where complexity can be reduce and lives become easier through IoT.
Introduction to the Internet of Things changed our perception to think outside the box.
This article is written by taking various references from SAP forums.