The Internet of Things is affecting a variety of industries across the world in a number of creative ways. Now that it isn't just computers connected to the Internet, a world of opportunity has opened up, ranging from agricultural usage, energy industries, and financial planning.
"At first, it was only computers that were connected to the Internet," recalls
"That changed the way people lived and industries functioned. Today, everything from mobile phones to watches, electric meters, surveillance cameras, industrial production units, and even air conditioners are connected to the Internet.
This network of physical objects, most of which were not originally created for internet connectivity is called the Internet of Things (or IoT). Today, devices embedded with dedicated sensors and software interact seamlessly with each other and with humans..."