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What is Internet of Things (IoT) : A connected world

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IoT, The Internet of things has brought a rapid increase in the space of technology while they are many interconnected devices which are connected by means of different medium through the internet, throughout the workspace of technology electronic devices are now being connected to one another, where this device depends on the other to be able to function well.

Internet of Things

IoT has given lots of impact to industries, as of now most people are sucking their head about the Internet of Things, companies have been working for years to bring and upgrade the infrastructure and connectivity, Internet of Things impart in most ways of our lives, IoT is broad but today we discuss the concert and basic of IoT.

Never the less you must have heard of it somewhere else but don’t have a detailed explanation, the internet has become more of a connection and connectivity where gadget uses an internet network.

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

IoT is a network of connected devices, with an on and off, switch it can be your home appliances or vehicles, these devices are embedded with sensors, electronics, connectivity, and others this help to connect and exchange data. Some example of such are wearable devices, smartwatch, smartphone, modern cars,  washing machine, headphones among others, modern cars already have the sensor and multiple computers connected to the internet network.

Internet of Things involves moving internet connectivity beyond standard devices such as smartphones, desktops, and tablets to non-internet-enabled physical devices (everyday objects). Embedded with technology, these devices can communicate and interact over the Internet, and they can be monitored and controlled. The IoT is in its state of developing while as of 2020 the connected IoT devices will increase to 30 billion electronically connected globally.

The (IoT) Internet of Things will be able to extend data sharing and collection and will be advanced from smart networking to predictive analytics and deep optimization across interconnected people. Take, for example, if every vehicle, home appliance, heating system, and light switch and all other things included were connected to the Internet? Today, life we are so much easy.


History of IoT

IoT, The internet of things was first mentioned by Kevin Ashton of Procter Gamble, Co-founder of the Auto-ID center at MIT in 1999, Kevin Ashton called the presentation “internet for things” to incorporate the cool new trend of 1999: at that point he viewed Radio-frequency identification (RFID) as essential to the Internet of things, which would allow computers to manage all individual things.


According to Wikipedia

The definition of the Internet of things has evolved due to the convergence of multiple technologies, real-time analytics, machine learning, commodity sensors, and embedded systems. Traditional fields of embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, control systems, automation (including home and building automation), and others all contribute to enabling the Internet of things.

The concept of a network of smart devices was discussed as early as 1982, with a modified Coke machine at Carnegie Mellon University becoming the first Internet-connected appliance, able to report its inventory and whether newly loaded drinks were cold. Mark Weiser’s 1991 paper on ubiquitous computing, “The Computer of the 21st Century”, as well as academic venues such as Unicomp and Parcom produced the contemporary vision of IoT. In 1994, Reza Raji described the concept in IEEE Spectrum as “[moving] small packets of data to a large set of nodes, to integrate and automate everything from home appliances to entire factories”.

Between 1993 and 1997, several companies proposed solutions like Microsoft’s at Work or Novell’s NEST. The field gained momentum when Bill Joy envisioned Device to Device (D2D) communication as part of his “Six Webs” framework, presented at the World Economic Forum at Davos in 1999.
Internet of Things
The term “Internet of things” was likely coined by Kevin Ashton of Procter Gamble, later MIT’s Auto-ID Center, in 1999, though he prefers the phrase “Internet for things”. At that point, he viewed Radio-frequency identification (RFID) as essential to the Internet of things, which would allow computers to manage all individual things.

A research article mentioning the Internet of Things was submitted to the conference for Nordic Researchers in Logistics, Norway, on June 2002, which was preceded by an article published in Finnish in January 2002.

The implementation described there was developed by Kary Främling and his team at the Helsinki University of Technology and more closely matches the modern one, i.e. an information system infrastructure for implementing smart, connected objects.

Defining the Internet of Things as “simply the point when more ‘things or objects’ were connected to the Internet than people”, Cisco Systems estimated that IoT was “born” between 2008 and 2009, with the things/people ratio growing from 0.08 in 2003 to 1.84 in 2010.


Techvocast explain Internet of Things

IoT is much in a different concept to explain as the Internet of Things have be showed and explain, when IoT was first mentioned by Kevin Ashton he stated that he viewed Radio-frequency identification (RFID) as essential to the Internet of Things, which would allow computers to manage all individual things. The term all individuals things is most likely to be manage by computer while all personal things is connected to a computer network and know everything about you with data they gather from you and use it to track our activities.

The Internet of Things described a way whereas every thing can be connected, and it is estimated that there will be 30 billion devices by 2020. The global market value of IoT is projected to reach $7.1 trillion by 2020.