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What is IoT

Dustin Olson - Product Specialist (with content from Advantech)

July 2018


What is IoT?

The term “IoT” was coined in 1999 and refers to the world of devices connected to the Internet, which is the method by which much of big data is collected, concentrated and curated. Big data refers to the analysis of this information to produce useful results.

Why Implement the IoT and Big Data? The commercial and governmental sectors are showing how the IoT and big data can be used to improve operations, but how can these concepts extend profitability into manufacturing and other related industrial sectors? It helps to first define where this data is coming from, below are some of the main vertical markets where big data is collected. These markets include but aren’t limited to agriculture, electricity, forestry, water treatment and virtually every type of manufacturing facility.