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Ronald van Loon
Ronald van Loon 13 March 2018

What is IoT?

IoT devices are everywhere, but they aren’t just used for Smart City related technologies. But what exactly are IoT devices? How do they work?

From Google Home, Fitbit, Apple iPhone, and Laptops, you are already using IoT devices everyday. In fact, Ericsson predicts that there will be 30 billion IoT devices in use around the world by 2023! 

IoT devices are spanning industries like Transportation, Retail, Healthcare, Agriculture, Smart Homes, Smart Cities, and Wearables… But what exactly are IoT devices? How do they work?

Aside from IoT devices that you already know, like your laptop, smart home devices, or your smartphone, there are some amazing IoT devices out there with very compelling, useful applications. 

The Internet of Things is creating a connected network of data between people, devices, and businesses   through digital devices that are connected to the internet.


Embedded sensors in objects connect to the internet and generate information, collecting and exchanging data in real time. 

These sensors collect and send information, which help people to make more intelligent decisions, make improvements to that technology, or monitor conditions.

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