What is IoT?

Over the past decades, the internet is involved in our daily life more and more. It is almost impossible to imagine our daily routine without reading news online, sending messages, watching movies, tracking sports activities, or simply using car navigation. This all became possible because of the fast development of the internet and the possibility to digitalise real-world-activities. As much data we have as many improvements, we can make to any process. Data allows us to analyse, evaluate and predict. Therefore it follows with the implementation of better practice, procedure, or technology to make all better.

There is another term which became familiar to many tech people over the past years called – IoT or simply the internet of things. The idea behind this that all devices can be connected over the internet, they can be sending data, which altogether can be analysed, and give us a bigger picture to any process starting from sports activities to the manufacturing process. The Internet of things (IoT) is the network of devices such as vehicles, and home appliances that contain electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which allows these things to connect, interact and exchange data.

The IoT involves extending Internet connectivity beyond standard devices, such as desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets, to any range of traditionally dumb or non-internet-enabled physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with technology, these devices can communicate and interact over the Internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled.

If you are one of those people who are interested in technology and where the future leads us to, it might be a good idea to visit IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona. It is the largest IoT event in the world to get inspired with new ideas, solutions and people. A unique event dedicated exclusively to joining IoT providers with industry to help the latter increase productivity via this disruptive technology. Since the first event back in 2015, congress has grown to become the global reference for industrial IoT, and the annual meeting for industry stakeholders to establish new partnerships.

Today companies like Google, IBM, Hitachi, ABB, Orange and many others are the permanent exhibitors of the event.