The internet of things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, digital machines or objects that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. Information Management brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Governing the onslaught of connected devices – what’s at stake for enterprises?”

IoT has ingrained itself into a multitude of industries. The common thread between each sector is the importance of data in relation to making critical business decisions.

Traditionally confined to data lakes, this stagnation of data should instead be used to better inform organizations about who their customers are, and how they’re using those applications or devices.

IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, microelectromechanical systems, microservices and the internet. The convergence has helped tear down the silos between operational technology and information technology, enabling unstructured machine-generated data to be analyzed for insights to drive improvements.

Melody K. Smith

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