What is the “Internet of Things” (IoT)?

When we think of the Internet, we usually think websites and how we connect to them via browsers on our computers. An easy way to think of IoT is that it consists of any device that turns on and can be connected to the internet. This can include everything from cellphones, headphones, lights, wearable devices like the Fitbit and almost anything else you can think of. IoT exists in both the commercial and consumer space. It is estimated by 2020 there will be 26 billion IOT devices out in the wild.