Many of us have heard the term "the internet of things" bandied about these days, whether it's in articles in WIRED, the Atlantic, Forbes, or in other spots around the web. Even the best attempts at simplifying just what the internet of things (or IoT) is, though, tend to fall a bit short.
The best way we have to explain it is that the IoT is a term given to an emerging technology, one based around using cloud-connected devices to gather data from sensors that will be used for further analysis. Organization can use the data garnered through the IoT to make cost-saving decisions based around a more intelligent data-gathering base. How does this affect your business? Let's take a deeper look.