IoT: “What is this Thing?”

An arduino microcontroller, used to describe the Internet of Things industry
An arduino microcontroller, used to describe the Internet of Things industry
Photo by Zan Ilic on Unsplash

What is IoT?

A car’s odometer and surrounding controls, used to describe the Internet of Things’ (IoT) use in the automotive industry.
A car’s odometer and surrounding controls, used to describe the Internet of Things’ (IoT) use in the automotive industry.
Just like the picture above, warnings like check engine lights in your car are the results of a sensor’s output to the data bus of your car — a prime example of IoT used in the real world.

IoT for Enterprise

IoMT

Supply Chain and Logistics

IoT for Agriculture

A picture of a line of cattle, showing the use of IoT to constantly track the health of cattle and plants.
A picture of a line of cattle, showing the use of IoT to constantly track the health of cattle and plants.
IoT in farming is also being used to track the health of cattle for quick treatment after detection.

IoT Mapping

A leaf being shaded onto a piece of paper, showing the implications of IoT in a global use scenario known as IoT mapping
A leaf being shaded onto a piece of paper, showing the implications of IoT in a global use scenario known as IoT mapping
Context for the analogy that I am trying to illustrate through leaf shading. The more people that use smart devices, the more valuable context we can get from global data trends.

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