What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

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

Internet of Things definition

The term "Internet of Things" 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.