Internet of Things definition: The vast network of devices connected to the Internet, including smart phones and tablets and almost anything with a sensor on it – cars, machines in production plants, jet engines, oil drills, wearable devices, and more. These “things” collect and exchange data.
IoT – and the machine-to-machine (M2M) technology behind it – are
bringing a kind of “super visibility” to nearly every industry. Imagine utilities and telcos that can predict and prevent service outages, airlines that can remotely monitor and optimize plane performance, and healthcare organizations that can base treatment on real-time genome analysis. The business possibilities are endless.
The IIoT, or the Industrial Internet, is driving unprecedented insights and efficiencies in the manufacturing industry. Machine learning, M2M communication, sensor data, and automation technologies work together to create autonomous smart machines and connected factories.
The Internet of Everything adds intelligent connections between things and devices, people, processes, and data. IoE systems make sensor data more meaningful and have a secure, usable infrastructure that lets actionable information be shared across the business ecosystem.
As companies collect data beyond traditional IT boundaries, IoT security measures will be critical. Some key considerations include being able to secure and monitor devices, encrypt sensitive data, and build risk mitigation into systems.
IoT applications accumulate more data than traditional batch processing can manage. Having capabilities for streaming data continually is key to reliably feeding real-time business processes and extracting timely insights.
An IoT platform makes it possible to develop, deploy, and manage IoT and M2M applications. Automate processes and network connections, store and manage sensor data, connect and control your devices, and analyze your data.
“Next generation” IoT applications must be able to capture, collect, interpret, and act on vast amounts of information – detecting connectivity gaps, handling interruptions, and meeting specific business and industry requirements.
IoT cloud solutions provide affordable access to high-speed data networks – to significantly extend the reach and usability of your IoT applications. They can also offer data storage, processing, analysis, and remote device management.
IoT data management technologies ensure that you can collect the right data at the right time, even when connectivity is interrupted. Rely on in-memory systems to process massive data volumes generated by thousands of devices.
SAP Leonardo Internet of Things – part of our innovation system
Power your digital transformation with SAP Leonardo – our system of breakthrough technologies and services that lets you take full advantage of embedded IoT capabilities and other innovation technologies through the cloud.
Trenitalia is Italy’s leading rail transport operator, carrying two million passengers every day. See how the company is using our IoT platform to analyze data from thousands of onboard sensors in real time – helping them dramatically improve maintenance processes.
City of Buenos Aires
Discover how the City of Buenos Aires is using our real-time IoT technology to prevent floods, improve its entire infrastructure – and keep its three million+ citizens safer.
Krone is one of Germany’s leading manufacturers of farm machinery. Learn how they joined forces with SAP to create a digital farming solution that connects 15 partners, equipment, and sensor data – feeding real-time collaboration and action.
Hamburg Port Authority
The Port of Hamburg needed a way to double capacity without doubling space. Here’s how their smart port logistics system based on SAP S/4HANA helps the busy port run live to accomplish this goal – and boost overall efficiency.
Find out how this bots company is using the SAP Cloud Platform to develop innovative solutions that bring a human element to the Internet of Things – making lives easier in the process.
Learn how Europe’s largest manufacturer of motor scooters is using the Internet of Things to make commuting faster, simpler – and more fun. Piaggio relies on our IoT platform and predictive analytics to provide motorists with smart vehicles, personalized experiences, and relevant insights.
In this IDC whitepaper, learn how IoT is transforming four industries – becoming the Internet of Everything (IoE) in healthcare and revolutionizing consumer products, discrete manufacturing, and retail.