The Internet of Things (IoT) describes a system of connectable devices – physical objects embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies that collect and share data over a wireless network with no human intervention.

By allowing seamless communication between people, processes, and things, IoT and embedded devices are changing traditional ways of living and doing business.

The Internet of Things is being heavily adopted in many industries. Smart cities, smart homes, connected logistics, and smart digital supply chains are just some of the transformations due to IoT. Juniper Research’s latest report estimates the number of IoT devices will reach 46 billion by the end of 2021.

The integration of IoT with other technological advancements such as cloud computing, big data, and machine learning is paving the way for new and exciting innovations through process automation, real-time data extraction, and remote monitoring. Learn more about the benefits of IoT from this section’s articles.