After more than a decade of discussion and anticipation, the Internet of Things is now firmly on its way. This is a major development, which promises to extend our online world in a myriad of ways. Connecting things, as well as people, offers prospects of new ways of monitoring situations, learning and responding in real-time.
Today, the Internet of Things is improving the day-to-day lives of citizens around the world. In cities from Barcelona to Songdo to Rio de Janeiro, Internet Protocol (IP)-connected sensors are monitoring traffic patterns, providing city managers with key data on how to improve operations and communicate transportation options. Similar information flows are improving hospitals and healthcare systems, education delivery, and basic government services such as safety, fire, and utilities. Sensors and actuators in manufacturing plants, mining operations, and oil fields are also helping to raise production, lower costs, and increase safety.
In both developed and developing countries, the Internet of Things is also helping monitor critical vaccines through the use of IP-connected thermometers. Moisture sensors in agricultural fields now alert farmers to the exact needs of food crops, and acoustic sensors in protected rainforests are helping to curb illegal logging.
This report aims to serve as a guide for how the IoT can be fully utilized to improve the lives of people everywhere.
Autore: Itu – Cisco