In today's world, computers are able to process an unimaginable amount of data, and anyone can create and sell their own devices. Because of this, Internet of Things (IoT) has become a hot topic in the current business environment, and people are more connected than ever.
In this chapter, you will see how IoT can be a game changer and discover what industries can do with this technology. We will look at how to get started in the IoT world, understand the features the IBM IoT Platform provides, and learn how to leverage these features when creating our own IoT solution.
The following topics will be covered in this chapter:
- IoT as a business and technology
- Industries that are implementing IoT solutions
- Technical elements that are part of an IoT solution
- Features and capabilities available in the IBM Watson IoT Platform
- Creating a simple gateway, application, and device that are integrated into the IBM Watson IoT Platform