What is it?
A collection of objects that can communicate and interact with each other sharing data, information, and commands across networks. These objects may be physical devices (virtual or living) and may have the capability to sense and interact with their external environment.
Why is it important?
The Internet of Things (IoT) connects many different types of objects to a variety of technologies that facilitate remote control, diagnostics, and data gathering, storage, and analysis. We can use these capabilities to design new smart products, virtual devices, product clouds, and mega-systems to create unprecedented digital ecosystems.