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7 Features of Internet of Things (IOT)

Updated on February 11, 2018

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7 Features of Internet of Things (IOT)

Internet of Things or IOT is the hopeful future of technology and us. Nowadays, all the companies are striving to make their gadgets and products smart. They add some kind of feature to their product which increases its market value. The devices are made such that they could interact with each other easily. There are various features and characteristics of IOT. Let understand them one by one.

1. Smartness: In today’s world we like all our devices to be automatic and smart. It may be our smartphones, TVs, Computers, Washing Machines, fitness trackers, cars and even our homes and workplaces. We have become very lazy and want everything to happen just with a few clicks and this is what these smart devices do.

2. Inter connectivity: All these smart devices must be connected to each other so that they could communicate with each other and exchange data easily and the user may have a better experience. They must all be accessed through Internet. The best way to do this is to enable WiFi in your homes so that all these devices are in the range of internet.

3. Communication with the user: These smart things which work on internet must be able to communicate with the user in every way possible. User may store some instructions and data in these devices and with the help of these devices it must be able to help the user with their requirements

4. User-friendly: These devices must have simple features and functions which must be easy to use and understand by the user. Then only it could survive the competition in the ever-growing market of technology.

5. Data Storage: Storing of data is the most important aspect to make any device smart. All the IOT devices must have some kind of microprocessor to store data and Instructions so that it could perform in a predefined manner. This data must be perfectly organized using suitable data structure.

6. Security: When we talk about data we talk about security. These little things working on internet which have some data and instructions would influence are day to day life in near future. They have started to make a difference to some extent. So, it becomes important that the data stored in these machines is not manipulated, corrupted, hacked or lost. Security becomes a key issue over here. Our software must have high level programming which is hacking proof to its best.

7. Applicability: These machines must solve the purpose for which they were developed- to make our life easy. For example it must be able to remind us about important dates and events, play our favorite song on demand, tell us what we want to know, clean the house, drive us somewhere, teach us something or anything else. If a device is smart which works on internet and can store data and interact with other smart things but it doesn’t perform any function which can make our life easy then it is of no use at all.

Conclusion:

IOT is the next big thing which would evolve in a small period of time. Although it would make our lives very easy- it would make us lazy and we would start relying heavily on them. One to one communication would lose its importance and everybody would be busy with their smart devices. Everything comes with its pros and cons. It depends on us that how we use it. Be smart!!!

© 2018 Yashika Kulkarni

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