When we speak to people about the Internet of Things and what it is, people often respond with “brand new technology”. According to a report from Cisco, this new technology has been impacting everyone for some time. During 2008 it was discovered that the number of things connected to the internet exceeded the number of people on earth. This number is rapidly increasing and by 2020 there is expected to be more than 50 billion devices connected worldwide.
People also often associate smartphones and tablets with the Internet of Things, however it is much bigger than this. Farmers can now attach sensors to cattle to alert them when one is sick or pregnant, cardiac monitors can track your health and report directly to your GP, and with NetThings Energy Manager you can effortlessly control utility spend in your home or office, saving you money in real time. Find out more here about how we can impact your utility spend with the Internet of Things here.