Is 2015 the year of IoT?

One of the most prominent buzz terms in Information Technology in recent years has been that of the Internet of Things. Most people are not familiar with this concept yet, unless they specifically work in computing or technology, but the Internet of Things is set to revolutionise the way that people all over the world live their lives in the coming years.

One of the most prominent buzz terms in Information Technology in recent years has been that of the Internet of Things. Most people are not familiar with this concept yet, unless they specifically work in computing or technology, but the Internet of Things is set to revolutionise the way that people all over the world live their lives in the coming years.

A tekkie description of the Internet of Things would be that it represents an interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing Internet infrastructure. This hardly seems like the sort of language which is going to affect people on a daily basis! But what it means in layman’s turns is that everyday household items, such as fridge freezers, washing machines and heating and lighting systems, will be able to be connected to the Internet, effectively making them smart devices.

While most people are doubtless managing okay with dumb washing machine and fridge freezers, the Internet of Things and smart appliances potentially promise a future with much greater flexibility in our lives. The idea of being able to control heating while outside the home is already being implemented, and numerous other smart appliances have emerged. The recent consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, Nevada saw several such devices being showcased, such as an intelligent sprinkler system.

Once the Internet of Things begins to gain traction, it is eventually expected to offer an extremely advanced connection and network of devices, systems and services which are predicted to even exceed machine-to-machine communications. A variety of protocols, domains and applications will also be implemented in order to make this technology work seamlessly.

With the Internet of Things yet to be fully developed, and indeed barely even in an embryonic state, the jury is out regarding which businesses will be the first to adopt Internet of Things technology. Obviously, technology companies and manufacturers of electronic devices that are used within the home should experience considerable benefit from it. But this will eventually be a widespread technology which will offer increased productivity, enhanced process efficiency and better asset utilisation. In this sense, it is clear that many businesses will benefit from the flourishing development of Internet of Things technology.

It is not that long ago that people generally knew very little about cloud computing, yet today it is almost ubiquitous in its prominence. The same is likely to occur with the Internet of Things as early adopters demonstrate the value of the technology.

So in order to understand and deal with this important technology, it’s always important to seek an expert opinion. That’s where Technetics come in. Our team of engineers, developers and Internet of Things experts can provide you with all the information you need to know about this emerging and burgeoning technology. So call us today on 1300 853 453 and we can begin to put you in the right direction regarding your Internet of Things future

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