Series: Internet of Things (IoT) in Malta
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any technology that is connected to a network such as the internet. The technology senses or interacts with their internal state or the external environment and in turn, provides a better overall consumer experience. During 2021, Tech.mt explored the adoption of IoT among local businesses and investigated areas such as sectoral relevance, willingness to invest, barriers to adopt and effectiveness on business operations.
From the voice of Maltese IoT services providers and integrators within various sectors, the study by Tech.mt provides multiple scenarios of the diversified application of IoT across multiple sectors of the Maltese economy.
The Faculty of ICT, Univsity of Malta (UoM)
Do you have a virtual assistant, such as Alexa, to help you make your life easier at home? Are you the proud owner of a smart car which takes care of all the extra logistical troubles when driving? You’re probably not aware that these two are examples of what we refer to as the Internet of Things. Essentially, it’s any kind of technology that is connected to the internet which provides a better experience for consumers – us!
Smart lighting, smart irrigation, smart locks, motion detectors…you name it. The list of IOT technologies is endless and you probably come across it but never really gave it any thought.
IOT affects our personal life, but it’s fast becoming an essential part of modern businesses.
Companies from across multiple sectors of our economy, all make use of some sort of IOT. It works through an Ecosystem, a network, if you like, of connected and interdependent technologies that are applied by specialists towards a specific goal.
The Faculty of ICT at the University of Malta is carrying out a Research Project specifically on IoT. This research will focus on easing the burden of IOT devices through the development of high programming abstractions, bridging the resource gap and facilitating ease of lab testing.
2021 Landmark Study