When Kevin Ashton coined the term “Internet of Things” in 1999, he meant something very specific about the term. In an article on RFIDJournal.com 10 years later, Ashton wrote that computers and the Internet are ultimately dependent on us, people, for data. The role of the Internet of Things (IoT), he goes on to say, is to capture data with the accuracy and attention that people don’t have. To collect information and store it in a way that can be applied to systems and technology to improve processes and intuitively manage complex infrastructure and power needs, for example. What better application for this type of technology than to ensure power stability for government and hospital facilities where it is absolutely critical for operations to keep the proverbial “lights on”?