Internet of Things (IoT) is the concept of connecting any device to the Internet and to other connected devices. IoT platform uses Devices and objects with built-in sensors which integrates data from the different devices and performs analytics to distribute the most valuable information with applications. When devices/objects can represent themselves digitally, they can be controlled from anywhere.
There are already more connected things than people in the world. Analyst Gartner calculates that around 8.4 billion IoT devices were in use in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and this will likely reach 20.4 billion by 2020.