The "Internet of things" is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. It's a concept that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work. But what exactly is the "Internet of things"?

 

Google's Answer of "What is IoT"

How many of you have heard the word “IoT”???
Many of you must have heard it but do you exactly know what it is?
Here’s what Google has to say about it:

google definition of Iot

If you’re anything like me, you must be scanning your brain trying to recall information that you know about IoT to understand what this definition is saying.

Most of us know the Internet of Things (IoT) is “here,” but what exactly is it? And how is it impacting my life?

 

What is IoT - Simplified:

The IoT for short, describes the objects connected to internet that can collect and share data across the network.

You must be reading this post on your desktop? on mobile phone? Or maybe tablet? But whatever device you are using, it’s definitely connected to internet.

The Internet of Things is actually a pretty simple concept, it means taking all the things in the world and connecting them to the internet. Yes I said “all the things”. But why would a person on earth connect all the things to the internet?

 

Why "IoT" Matters?

Let’s take an example of your smartphone, when your smartphone is connected to the internet, you can send or receive data or do both. You can just listen to any song or watch any movie in the world, but you can do this not because you have every movie or song in the world. It’s because all the songs and movies are stored somewhere over internet which you are using to send data like searching for a song or movie and receiving data like streaming movie or song online.

 

How does this impact you?

Impact of IoT

Say for example you’re on your way for meeting and your car know your calendar, it could take you from the best route possible so that you don’t get late or if the traffic is heavy and there is a chance of you getting late, your car might send a text to the third party, notifying them that you’ll be late. What if your coffee machine knows your routine and brew coffee for you when it’s time for you to wake up? Or it knows when it is running out of coffee and re-order it?

You think of any device and IoT can be applied to it. It can really bring a big change in your lives.

 

Takeaways:

As the title says “Explaining IoT simply and Non-technically”, I’ll stop here and leave you with two super simple definitions of what IoT is and why does it matter. I hope you have now enough know how about internet of things that you won’t scan your brain next time if you hear a word “IoT” 

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