Communication and interconnectivity go hand-in-hand when it comes to IoT. As interconnectivity is about data sharing, communication takes things a step further by allowing devices to speak to and control one another.
Take for instance our smart device example from earlier. With these devices, you can enable voice control to do a variety of tasks, from adding items to your online lists and shopping carts, to setting reminders on your phone or calendars, to turning on lights and much more, all with one or two simple commands.
At the business level, this inter-device communication helps companies to stay ahead of potential problems. Communication between devices can tell users if a piece of equipment requires maintenance before it breaks, allowing the company to service the equipment before it interrupts workflow. These devices can often indicate the exact part of the equipment that is experiencing issues, which can reduce the amount of time a technician has to spend on site finding and fixing the problem.