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How The Internet Of Things (IoT) Began With A Party (And a Hangover)

Nobody would have imagined that the 50 glorious years that defined the IOT journey started with a young electrical engineer having a bit too much to drink on New Year’s Eve. While nursing a hangover on Jan 1, 1968, Dick Morley, remarkably, designed the world’s first Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), thus giving birth to the Internet of Things.

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Visitor Traffic Analyzer Boosts Revenue of Global Sporting Goods Retailer

The Visitor Traffic Analyser (VTA) helps businesses such as a popular sporting goods retailer in Malaysia find out the number of people walking into their stores, who among them are buying, and how to allocate budgets for improved profits. The VTA also helps the retailer improve its sales conversion ratio (from walk-ins into customers), increase store traffic and improve advertising for the company.

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Top 3 Reasons Why IoT Is Integral In Our Lives

With the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT), the number of connected devices is estimated at 27 billion by 2020 thus illustrating the possibilities of improved efficiency in how we work and live in the near future. It is important to note that IoT is more than just the communication between machine-to-machine (M2M) but the valuable data extracted and leveraged on from the connection of sensors and machines.