What is a smart city? A Smart City uses digital technology to collect and provide feedback to its citizens, visitors and government.. This is accomplished by use of IoT sensors and various technologies to connect different components together. The overarching mission of a smart city is to optimize city functions, drive economic growth, all while improving quality of life using smart technology and data analysis. After the data is collected and analyzed, the real value is taken in the form of action. What will the city do now that they have this information?Having the ability to collect real time feedback [...]
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What is IoT in simple words? According to Gartner,’’The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of dedicated physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. The connecting of assets, processes and personnel enables the capture of data and events from which a company can learn behavior and usage, react with preventive action, or augment or transform business processes. The IoT is a foundational capability for the creation of a digital business.’’ The increasing number of applications can be found in many different areas including security, asset tracking, [...]
What is the difference between IIoT and IoT? The Internet of Things (IoT) is a collection of interconnected physical devices that can monitor, report on, send and exchange data. This can range from cars and home appliances to wearable gear like watches. All of these objects connect to the internet and transmit data from the physical world to the digital world. These are considered ‘smart objects’. Need a refresher on IoT? Click here. Now, the IIoT, which stands for the Industrial Internet of Things, is a similar concept. They both have the same characteristics, which is intelligent connected devices. [...]