If you have had anything to do with technology in the past three months, chances are that you have come across the Internet of Things (IoT). In effect, this refers to how every device and appliance will be connected to the internet to significantly change the way we interact with the technology around us, writes Jacques de Jager, information & communication manager at MobileData.

Within IoT we are already seeing several trends taking shape. Some of the key ones are finding ways for people to optimise how they do things and the resultant cost-savings they derive from that, the creation of new revenue streams due to the integration of different products and services, and giving people who could not previously afford it access to technology.
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