The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet—essentially a "Connected Everything Platform." These objects contain embedded technology to interact with internal states or the external environment. When objects can sense and communicate, it changes how and where decisions are made, and who makes them.
Interaction among physical things and virtual technology platforms in consumer applications of IoT are already flourishing—from connected cars, to smart thermostats to pet trackers and even wearables. IoT has already made a positive impact in many of our lives.
IoT is connecting new places—such as manufacturing floors, energy grids, healthcare facilities, and transportation systems—to the Internet. When an object can represent itself digitally, it can be controlled from anywhere. This connectivity means more data, gathered from more places, with more ways to: increase efficiency, innovate in product development, increase asset utilization, enhance the customer experience, streamline the supply chain, and improve safety and security.
Many companies are just starting to explore how IoT-centric innovation can benefit the enterprise setting. Hitachi Consulting helps apply IoT solutions to drive business value, ultimately allowing companies to be IoT innovators and become an "Enterprise of Things." You can learn more about Hitachi Consulting's products, solutions and expertise and how we leverage the diverse product portfolio of Hitachi Ltd. to help enterprises quickly get value out of IoT capabilities.
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