The internet of things (IOT), is a true network of all the potential networks across the whole world according to some theorists. Here are some of the trends likely from its implementation:
• Healthcare is likely to see many of the benefits of IOT technology including communication between medical devices in a hospital setting but also in things such as wearable devices that will be able to monitor a patient’s vital signs constantly and warn of impending issues.
• Retail is likely to see benefits such as personalizing the shopping experience as well as providing interactive maps of stores that show you where items of interest are located.
• Predictive maintenance is another killer app for IOT. By using data from smart devices located in a variety of machines, the need for maintenance can easily be identified well in advance of catastrophic failure or other negative impacts that could occur.