How to be an investor in the ‘Internet of Things’

The rise of the Internet of Things is going to be hugely disruptive, with huge opportunities to change the way we interact with our surroundings.

And that means investing in technology, or at least the technologies around it, is going nowhere fast. 

But with more people than ever working remotely and using smartphones and tablets, the opportunities for investors to be part of this disruptive future are limitless.

This is the second of a three-part series by the FT’s Ben Dickson, looking at how the internet of things is changing the way investors and regulators interact with the world.

In Part 1, we explored the risks and opportunities of this rapidly evolving technology, looking ahead to the next big thing: the internet.

In this part, we look at what makes investing in this rapidly changing industry different to other types of investments.

Investors should take a few minutes to explore the basics of the technology, and then start taking action.

To get started, read Part 1 and read our how-to for Part 2.