Definition of internet of Things

There is a lot of hype going around the Internet of things market. With Gartner publishing the report which states that more than 20 billion devices will be connected by 2020 everyone is suddenly interested in being part of this tech.

Internet of things definition is a topic of great interest for many. Engineering graduates, professional engineers and hobbyists want to make a living out of IoT applications. It is necessary that you understand how internet of things domain work. Here in this wiki you will find all the necessary resources needed to study, acquire skills and get started with any IoT platform or device.

The Introduction

According to Wikipedia definition of internet of things is “The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data.” If you pay attention to the details it is said that internet of things is not an independent field but a cross-over of electronics, software and telecommunication engineering fields. Chances are very high that you will be part of any of these fields already but still there remains a lot of information to be acquired.

IoT is a growing consumer as well as industrial domain where opportunities are endless. IBM, Google, Intel and Amazon are big players who are already tapping in on these potentials. Cisco on the other hand has gone a step further and is now making use of IoT World Forum platform to promote innovativeness and awareness about IoT devices and applications.

Countries Dominating IoT

The connectivity of physical devices would mean a lot in the coming years. Countries with most connected physical devices will be able to provide better healthcare, transportation and security to its citizens. Idea of smart cities is actually possible with the implementation of IoT connectivity services. According to latest statistics countries with most connected devices per 100 inhabitants are as follows: 
Rank Country Connected Devices Per 100 Inhabitants

1 South Korea 37.9
 
2 Denmark 32.7
 
3 Switzerland 29
 
4 United States 24.9
 
5 Netherlands 24.7
 
6 Germany 22.4
 
7 Sweden 21.9
 
8 Spain 19.9
 
9 France 17.6
 
10 Portugal 16.2
 
11 Belgium 15.6
 
12 United Kingdom 13
 
13 Canada 11.6
 
14 Italy 10.2
 
15 Brazil 9.2
 
16 Japan 8.2
 
17 Australia 7.9
 
18 Mexico 6.8
 
19 Poland 6.3
 
20 China 6.2
 
21 Colombia 6.1
 
22 Russia 4.9
 
23 Turkey 2.3
 
24 India 0.6

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