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Internet Of Things

1. What is Internet of Things?

The large number of devices that are connected with the help of the internet is known as IoT or The Internet of Things. All the devices connected together can share and collect data. This has become possible due to the arrival of affordable computer chips and the large-scale availability of wireless networks. It is possible to convert anything, be it something small to something very big, into a unit of the IoT network. The connection of these various objects and adding sensors to them, adds a level of digital intelligence to devices that would otherwise not be considered smart, enabling them to communicate real-time data without involving a human being. The internet of things is enabling everyone to become more intelligent and efficient and is helping the physical and digital universe merge.

2. What is the Internet of things in simple words?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an advanced system of connected devices, mechanized and digital machines, objects, or people that are provided with unique identifiers and can share data over a network seamlessly without the need for interaction between human-to-human or human-to-computer.


3. What are the examples of the Internet of things?

Two good examples of devices that can be considered as the Internet of Things include connected security systems, and lights in household and commercial environments that are linked to devices.


4. What is the Internet of things and how it works?

Systems that communicate over a cloud interface without the need for human interaction are considered as IoT systems. Once the data reaches the cloud, the built-in software processes it and then performs an action, that sends an alert or adjusts the sensors/devices without any need for the user to get involved.


5. What devices are on the Internet of things?

A piece of hardware that uses a sensor to transmit data over a connected internet cloud interface is known as an IoT. The various types of IoT devices are wireless sensors, software, etc. They can be installed into mobiles, heavy industrial equipment, medical devices, and much more.


6. What is the purpose of the Internet of things?

Just like how the primary purpose of Internet-enabled devices was to help people communicate with each and have access to online databases, the main purpose of Internet of things enabled devices is to help companies achieve their business goals by analyzing real-time data to gain insights.


7. Is Alexa an IoT?

Alexa is a very nice example of an internet-enabled or IoT device. It is a smart speaker that is connected to the internet and improves customer experience for its users. The term “Internet of Things” can apply to any computing device that is connected to the internet or a wifi network and has the ability to collect and share data. Other popular IoT devices included are Google Home, smartwatches like the Samsung Watch, internet-enabled security monitors, etc.


8. What is the scope of Internet of Things in 2020?

2020 is going to be an impactful year for IoT since all major components of the IoT model, like Sensors, Cloud Servers, Networks and Use cases/Applications will be hit with varying degrees of impact. It is estimated that due to their increase in implementation, by end of 2020, IoT is going to generate additional $344B in revenues, as well as reduce $177B in cost reductions.


9. What are the three applications of IoT?

Three popular applications of IoT are as follows:

  1. Computer enabled healthcare devices.
  1. Electronic agricultural devices.
  1. Energy and grid devices.


10. How is IoT different from the Internet?

IoT devices are connected to each other and collect and share data amongst their network. The internet is an entity that exists only in the digital universe. People can access it through internet-enabled devices likes mobiles, computers, etc.


11. What are some of the many examples of internet of things?

  • Smart Appliances.
  • Health tracking wearables.
  • Smart industrial devices.
  • Wireless logistics equipment.


12. What are the different types of IoT wireless tech?

  • Cellular. (3G/4G/5G)
  • Mesh Protocols.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • RFID.


13. What are internet of things devices?

It is a growing network of devices that are connected to each other through a network. They are able to collect and share data with the help of inbuilt sensors. Some popular examples of the internet of things devices are smart lights, smart wearables, smart baby monitors, etc.


14. Does IoT have a future?

The potential that IoT has, is very good. Artificial intelligence and networking advancements have led to increased industrial internet capabilities. Hyperscale industrial revolution can be achieved once IoT has the ability to automate, secure, and analyze diverse business functions.


15. Can IoT work without Internet?

An internet connection is not required for many IoT devices to function properly. But they do require a stable connection network to other devices in order to automate particular tasks and to give users the ability to interact with it via commands.


16. Which IoT platform is the best?

As per end-user satisfaction scores, AWS IoT is considered as the best IoT Platform globally. Its users vouch for its various IoT services, particularly, management of devices and its analytics. Microsoft Azure IoT is also another great platform with very good security features.


17. What are protocols in IoT?

The methods of communications that ensure security of data transfer and collection IoT devices is known as protocols in IoT. An IP network is used to connect the IoT devices.


18. Who founded IoT?

The term “IoT” was introduced by Mr. Ashton during his work at P&G in 1999. He was working in supply chain management, and while he was trying to optimize the supply chain, he came across an exciting new technology called RFID.


19. What industries are most likely to use Internet of things technology?

  • Manufacturing.
  • Transportation.
  • Utilities.
  • Healthcare.
  • Consumer electronics.

20. What are the advantages and disadvantages of Internet of things?  


  • New business opportunities.
  • New capabilities to predict and act.
  • Improve monitoring.
  • Increase customer dialog.
  • Fine tune services and products.
  • New revenue streams.


  • Manufacturing process of the device.
  • User awareness is low.
  • Update management is still difficult.
  • Security of the device.
  • Loss of confidentiality.
  • Device network discovery challenges.


21. Why is IoT needed?

An IoT device will connect to other IoT devices, and collect and share data so that they can improve the comfort of their users. It is possible for this to scale up considerably because of the internet network infrastructure that is available today.


21. What is IoT cloud platforms?

The underlying infrastructure needed for storing, processing, and managing IoT data in a single or multiple cloud service, is known as the IoT cloud platform.

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