The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things/ The internet of things (IOT) is the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing internet infrastructure. Typically, IOT is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes beyond machine to machine communication (M2M) and covers a variety of protocols, domains, and applications. The interconnection of these embedded devices (including smart objects), is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like a Smart Grid. **Smart Grid; A smart grid is a modernised electrical grid that uses analogue or digital information and communications technology to gather and act on information, such as information about the behaviors of suppliers and consumers, in an automated fashion to improve the efficiency, reliability, economics, and sustainability of the production and distribution of electricity.


TED: Marco Annunziata:  Welcome to the age of the internet of things