Internet of Things is an ecosystem of connected physical objects that are accessible through the internet. This adds a level of digital intelligence to devices enabling them to communicate without a human being involved and merging the digital and physical worlds. The IoT is a giant network of connected things and people which collect and share data about the way they are used and about the environment around them.
Devices and objects with built in sensors are connected to an Internet of Things platform, which integrates data from the different devices and applies analytics to share the most valuable information with applications built to address specific needs.
These powerful IoT platforms can pinpoint exactly what information is useful and what can safely be ignored. This information can be used to detect patterns, make recommendations, and detect possible problems before they occur.