The Internet of Things (IoT)

Behind every outstanding technology, there is always a greater humane need.

In our modern life, with hundreds of tools, devices and “things” that we are constantly using in our daily activities, we struggle to maintain the focus necessary to make the dozens of decisions required to take advantage of all the things around us.

The need to ease our lives and enhance our experiences becomes more crucial every day. With an increasing number of daily tasks filling the time we’ve saved elsewhere, it becomes harder and harder to pay attention to even the simplest of details. Thus, negligence becomes seemingly inevitable and unavoidable. Luckily, technology and innovation intervene to further ease our challenges and transform complexity into simplicity, and chaos into well-being.

When we talk about “the next big thing”- It’s the introduction of IoT.

The expression Internet of Things (IoT) was coined by the British technology pioneer Kevin Ashton in 1999. IoT is a means of creating a network between objects, or “things,” allowing them to be uniquely identifiable, and providing them with the ability to transfer data over this network. This means extending the connectivity and communication beyond traditional tech devices, to everyday objects.For example, sensors or thermostats can be applied to everyday objects, which can then transfer data regarding temperature, pressure, speed, etc. automatically to our smart phones or computers.

Internet of Things is growing rapidly to connect everything around us, creating a network, of sorts, between the “things” in our lives.

Investment in Internet of Things (IoT) hardware, software, services and connectivity this year in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region will grow by 17.86 per cent to $6.6 billion (Dh24 billion) compared to $5.6 billion last year. Wale Babalola, a research analyst at International Data Corporation, said that manufacturing and transportation are the vertical industries leading the way in terms of investment in the region, and with both expected to spend an estimated $1.1 billion each in 2016.

He said that the investment in the UAE is expected to increase by 23.74 per cent to $436.8 million this year compared to $353 million last year. The total investment in MEA IoT is expected to cross more than $14.3 billion in 2020. IoT solution deployments across the region will continue to see increased adoption rates, both in the public and private sectors, as stakeholders begin to realise an immediate return on their investments


Technology often emerges for our convenience, and quickly becomes an indispensable part of our lives.

From energy optimization, predictive maintenance, and monitoring of radiation levels, to monitoring and controlling intelligent buildings with intrusion detection systems, connected appliances, and leak detectors, the Internet of Things seems unlikely to stop revolutionising our world anytime soon.

Enhancing public safety, environmental monitoring, traffic analysis, and improving emergency services represent a few of the capabilities of IoT.  With remote sensors connecting streets, building, vehicles, and items, Internet of things will turn cities around the world into smart cities, as it could be a perfect fit for every aspect of our lives.

As persistent seekers of innovation, quality and excellence, we at TABLIX have recently introduced our IoT module, adding to our already unique and inclusive portfolio of cutting-edge solutions. We will help companies thrive in the era of IoT, delivering open, scalable platforms and services that any company–whether startup or the most established global enterprises–can use to create added value, right now.