What is the "Internet of Things" and Why Does it Matter?

You may have noticed that more and more objects and appliances are becoming internet enabled. From refrigerators to thermostats and televisions, household items are becoming increasingly "smarter" with the ability to monitor themselves. This technology can be convenient, but what makes it particularly significant?

In his latest article for the American City Business Journals, Heinan explains what the "Internet of Things" is and why it matters.