Internet of Things (IOT)
Recognizing that the concept of global connectivity extended far beyond the virtual links between people, Kevin Ashton coined the term “Internet of Things” (IoT) to convey that objects in the physical world could be similarly connected.
Since its advent in 1999, the term has evolved to encapsulate the networks generated by links between sensors, devices, and data. Modern advancements in sensor technology and more affordable hardware allow for sensors to be increasingly attached to the devices around us, communicating with each other with minimal human intervention. The Internet of Things transcends machine-to-machine communication: as connections between devices, sensors, and the cloud increase, so does the potential for real-time conversion of information into action.