The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to
the ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address
for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between
these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems.
Examples of objects that can fall into the scope of Internet of Things
include connected security systems, thermostats, cars, electronic appliances,
lights in household and commercial environments, alarm clocks, speaker systems,
vending machines and more.
Businesses can leverage IoT applications to automate safety tasks (for
example, notify authorities when a fire extinguisher in the building is
blocked) to performing real-world A/B testing using networked cameras and
sensors to detect how customers engage with products.