Learning a thing or two about IoT

This year’s Internet of Things Summit gave some illuminating insights into the smart world, showing how IoT technology can be used to its full potential in business and city planning, writes Patrick Murtagh

2nd July, 2017
Professor Brian MacCraith, president of Dublin City University Maura Hickey

The Internet of Things is a term that’s been around for a while. It’s this ever-present, nondescript phenomenon that’s of vital importance, though most of us know very little about it; ‘things’ is an incredibly vague term. Simply put, it’s the interconnectivity of various items, or things, from buildings to mobile devices, through digital technology. This allows these things to collect and exchange useful data.

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