Picture this: you decide to go away for a week with your family. You all could use some time away from the stressors of life and home, and so you book a week at a beach house a couple of hours away. You leave your beloved cat, Paws, at home. While you are gone, normal life does not stop. From your smartphone, you can monitor what is happening at your home. You can monitor the temperature of your home via your smart thermostat, and you can make adjustments accordingly. If someone stops by your house, your smart doorbell will notify you and record it. When your neighbor lets himself in to water your plants, you will hear a chime on your phone. When Paws needs to eat, you can feed him via his smart feeder. By the time you get home, everything will be in order and nothing will be a surprise.Continue reading
IoT, or Internet of Things, describes a network of connected devices. If you have ever adjusted your thermostat using your smartphone, recorded a workout on your smartwatch that registered steps in your phone, or connected your fridge to your at-home WiFi network, you have led on an IoT network. IoT networks are increasingly used by businesses with remote workforces so that they can connect the company’s devices regardless of how far apart their users are.
Change is the only constant when it comes to technology. From the time computers were introduced into day-to-day business workflows, we have seen a frequent change of guard in terms of the dominant technologies driving the market. Currently, we are at such a juncture where IoT and M2M technology is about to become mainstream.Continue reading