Every device is becoming ‘smart’ and universal connectivity is connecting everything.

Just take a moment to think about the possible outcomes of a world where we are connected to everything, everywhere, all the time. The possibilities are endless.

Elevator Pitch

Simply said: The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of devices and sensors connected to the internet.

This interconnected network of ‘things’ – think smart watches, smart thermostats, coffee machines and even cars – enables data to be send and received without human intervention. The connectivity enabling two-way communication is the game changer.

Any ordinary device can become part of the IoT by adding sensors and intelligence. Think of a refrigerator that will notify you when you run out of milk or your fitness tracker monitoring your physical activities at all times. The insights these intelligent devices provide assist us in making better informed decisions and allow businesses to deliver a superior customer experience.

“The Internet of Things promises to bring every object, consumer and activity into the digital realm.”
– Paul Daugherty

With the rapidly decreasing cost of sensors, processors and wireless connectivity, and the widespread availability of devices, the Internet of Things is quickly maturing and scaling up fast.

🤯 By 2025 it’s predicted we’ll have over 80 billion (!) connected devices that will be collecting and sharing data, most of these being consumer products. And there’s a lot of data moving around between these smart devices – a commercial airliner, for example, sends 1 terabyte of data each day, while a self-driving car will likely generate 4TB in the same time span.

Core concepts

Key Benefits

A key advantage the Internet of Things brings to the table is providing access to significant volumes of data previously unavailable. Organizations and governments will be able to tap into a centralized data hub, use big data analysis to gain actionable business insights and accordingly make real-time process and system improvements.

  • Efficient asset management and maintenance

  • Real-time decision making

  • Improved safety and security

  • Enhanced customer experience

How the Internet of Things is disrupting industries

McKinsey predicts annual benefits related to the Internet of Things to reach $3.9 trillion to $11.1 trillion by 2025. It’s therefore considered one of the exponential technologies having the highest potential economic impact.

Let’s look at some of the industries IoT is bound to disrupt.

  • Manufacturing

  • Healthcare

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  • Transportation & Automotive

  • Utilities and Energy

  • Smart Home


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