What Is the Internet of Things?

By DeVry University

Over the last few decades, the Internet has made it possible to connect the myriad of machines and people that make our lives and jobs easier, more informed and more fun. This is the Internet of Things (IoT): a globe-spanning network of smart devices and equipment that’s expected to grow to 34 billion devices by the year 2020. [1]

With potential like that, the impact being made by IoT technology on everything from health and safety to work and fun shouldn’t be underestimated. If you’re wondering what that means to businesses and industries you interact with, take a look at the video illustration above of the IoT and all it can do.