IoT Definitions

Definitions of IoT (Curated by SaS in A Non-Geek’s A-to-Z Guide to the Internet of Things)

• The IoT links objects to the Internet, enabling data and insights never available before. (Cisco)

• The network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. (Gartner)

• A global infrastructure for the information society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) things based on existing and evolving interoperable information and communication technologies. (IoT-GSI)

• IoT describes a world where just about anything can be connected and communicate in an intelligent fashion. In other words, with the Internet of Things, the physical world is becoming one big information system. (Techopedia)

• It’s a concept of everyday objects – from industrial machines to wearable devices – using built-in sensors to gather data and take action on that data across a network. (SAS Institute)