What is IoT technology?

IoT is the English acronym for the Internet of Things, sometimes also called the Internet of Objects, and in the field of Innovation and Digital Transformation this indicates the technology that allows you to connect and communicate with any object without needing direct contact.

This technology makes it possible to better maximize the capacities for collecting and using data from the various objects that surround us for the benefit of increasingly effective and precise process automation and by combining the right to take advantage of AI (artificial intelligence) to build new business models and big-value services for consumers.

The IoT includes all hardware, software, data aggregation, and telecommunications systems solutions and services.

Thanks to Iot, it is possible to extend the benefits of the Internet, thus far limited to people, to all sorts of objects so that they interact with each other and with people in an automated and immediate way.


What are the fundamental components of IoT?

IoT technology architecture is mainly based on three elements:
  1. Cloud: composed of data center servers that store data securely
  2. Things: devices, or objects, which are interconnected to their network through either a cable or a wireless network
  3. Network: connects all the "things" of a network to the cloud.

What are the main IoT applications?

IoT technology finds large spaces of applications for both final consumers as well as companies and manufacturing.

Among the major areas of interest for application, we can find:
  • Retail and logistics
  • Industry
  • Home and home automation
  • New digital forms of payment via objects
  • Health and the biomedical world
  • Marketing and Customer Experience
  • Surveillance and safety

What is an IoT device?

An IoT device is a system formed by network-connected objects equipped with a unique identifier with the possibility of transferring large amounts of data in real time to a network and processing that data independently without any human individual’s support.

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