THE RISE OF CONNECTivity
The Internet of Things (IoT) may sound like a futuristic term, but it is already here and improving our lives. Multiple machines, devices and appliances connected to the Internet through multiple networks are providing consumers and businesses with innovative new services. Moving beyond smartphones, tablets and other consumer electronics, wireless connectivity is now being added to a wide range of machines, including vehicles, household appliances,monitors and sensors.
The impact of the IoT is already evident in consumers’ homes. Connected home security systems, energy meters, games consoles and other appliances are enriching the lives of consumers in many markets around the world. Connectivity gives consumers remote control of their home, enabling them to save money, access new services and enjoy greater peace of mind.