INTERNET OF THINGS
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INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of interconnected devices, vehicles, buildings, and other objects embedded with sensors, software, and connectivity. It enables the collection, exchange, and analysis of data, facilitating automation, remote monitoring, and intelligent decision-making. IoT revolutionizes industries, enhances efficiency, and drives innovation in various domains.
Industry-specific Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) refer to the specialized technologies employed in specific sectors for efficient operations and data management. OT encompasses hardware and software systems used in industrial processes, including control systems, sensors, actuators, and industrial networks. It focuses on real-time control, data acquisition, and process automation. IT, on the other hand, deals with computing infrastructure, software, and data management in business environments.
Industry-specific OT and IT converge in sectors like manufacturing, energy, healthcare, transportation, and agriculture. This convergence enables seamless integration and data exchange between operational processes and enterprise-level IT systems. It facilitates centralized monitoring, data analytics, and decision-making based on real-time insights. Leveraging technologies such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), edge computing, and cloud platforms, organizations can optimize production, improve safety, reduce downtime, enhance supply chain management, and streamline operations. The implementation of robust cybersecurity measures is crucial to protect critical infrastructure and ensure the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive data in this interconnected environment.
“According to Gartner, Inc. (a technology research and advisory corporation), there will be nearly 20.8 billion devices on the Internet of things by 2020”