The Internet of Things is a natural evolution of IT technologies by connecting basic objects to the network. A light controlled by a mobile phone application or an alarm clock synchronised with a coffeemaker are simple examples.
Commercial products operating on the network are already available in France and the UK. Apart from facilitating life’s activities, the Internet of Things, known under the abbreviation IoT, has untapped economic potential.
“The IoT in Slovakia is only in its beginnings, appearing mainly in the manufacturing plants of foreign companies,” said Ondrej Macko, editor-in-chief of the TouchIT.sk website. “Individual parts have their own internet address and it is possible to monitor their entire manufacturing cycle.”