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IOTs: An Enabler for Human and Business Activities

IOTs: An Enabler for Human and Business Activities
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Author(s): N. Raghavendra Rao (FINAIT Consultancy Services, India)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 17
Source title: Handbook of Research on IoT, Digital Transformation, and the Future of Global Marketing
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Hatem El-Gohary (College of Business and Economics, Qatar University, Qatar), David Edwards (Birmingham City University, UK) and Mohamed Slim Ben Mimoun (Qatar University, Qatar)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7192-7.ch008

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Abstract

Information technology has advanced by delivering an exponential increase in computing power. Telecommunication technology has likewise advanced communicating capabilities. Convergence of these two technologies has become possible due to the rapid advancements made in the respective technology. This convergence is termed as information and communication technology as a discipline. Many concepts are emerging in this discipline. These concepts enable business, government, and human beings to reach new realities in their required activities. Some of these concepts have created various opportunities for designing and manufacturing electronic devices. When these devices are connected to other devices and systems over the internet, this is now known as internet of things (IoT). This chapter gives a brief overview of the concepts such as cloud computing and ubiquitous and pervasive computing in the context of internet of things. Further, this chapter discusses five case illustrations with the relevance of internet of things.

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