When I hear this for the very first time, I though OK these guys just have no clue, but this term comes again and again.
Yesterday Cypress had seminar about their PSoC BLE solutions which I participated and again I heard Internet of Things dozen of times.
C’mon guys how do you connect BLE sensor or device to Internet? -> With computer/gateway connected to Internet.
Then I can connect any sensor with USB or UART to computer and again make it visible to Internet, but I do not call any devices with USB or UART IoT devices!
If one device have no Ethernet or WiFi how does it connect to Internet???
BLE is good, it’s low power 2 to 5 meter wireless device which could even make mesh and this way to extend the range or wireless connectivity, but this is not Internet! So please stop this marketing buzz!
(BLE != IoT) period