The Internet of Things (IoT) is the term used to describe billions of objects and devices connected to the Internet, all collecting and sharing data. These are usually objects that one would not normally consider an Internet device like a computer. The IoT is made possible by tiny computer chips and sensors that can be applied to virtually anything, allowing it to pass along data to the Internet.
IoT items range from a tiny pill to a complex airplane with hundreds of sensors. Our ability to connect these objects and collect data from them provides an incalculable amount of digital intelligence in real-time without the active efforts of a single human being. The IoT makes our world more responsive, more intelligent, and far more capable.
Virtually any physical object can be transformed into an IoT device. Lightbulbs controlled by a smartphone are part of the IoT. So are a smart thermostat, a toy, or a driverless vehicle. When your company has a device that needs to be monitored or that can provide valuable insight to help your company or its stakeholders, Allen Interactions can help you develop ways to connect it to the Internet and harvest the necessary information.