What is Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to groups of digital devices like industrial sensors, which collect and transmit data via the Internet.

Internet of Things definition

The term "Internet of Things", the "IoT," describes the large and growing set of digital devices – now numbering in the billions – that operate across networks of potentially global scale. As opposed to the regular Internet (of people), the IoT is comprised only of smart sensors and other devices. Its uses include gathering operational data from remote sensors on oil platforms, collecting weather data, and controlling smart thermostats.

Why Internet of Things?

The IoT provides organisations with new, innovative ways to manage and monitor far-flung operations. It enables one to have eyes and ears in remote places, constantly feeding information into applications and data stores. The low cost of the "things" lets one observe and manage activities that were previously out of reach. With the Internet of Things, it is also possible to gather insights about events that were once invisible, e.g. correlating weather patterns with industrial output.

HPE Internet of Things solutions

The HPE Universal IoT Platform provides users with a solution that is agnostic to industry, vertical, and client. It offers maximum scalability, modularity, and versatility. It enables customers to manage their IoT solutions and deliver value through monetising the vast amount of data generated by connected devices and making it available to enterprise-specific applications.