The Internet of Things (IoT) is not new - it's just more accessible

Mitchell Duncan, a technical analyst at Jumpstart takes a look at IoT.

There is a lot of noise in the press and online media about the Internet of Things (IoT). You may well ask; ‘What is it?’ and ‘What does it mean to to me?’ 

There is nothing new about IoT - it just has a more interesting label. The concept of a network of smart devices has been around since the early 1980s, and has been widely used in many industries for control systems. However it took until the late 1990s to coin the phrase 'Internet of Things' which is probably mch more interesting to the general public and the media than 'control systems'. 

Key to the current rendition of IoT is the ability to collect, manage, analyse and communciate large amounts of data from interconnected devices.

Click the link below to read Mitchell Duncan's clear summary of the Internet of Things.

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