The Internet of Things (IoT) has already reached almost all areas of life – and keeps growing rapidly. Roads and railways, buildings and machines, products and processes carry sensors and exchange data. This opens the previously closed doors to an immense universe of data, a universe that offers countless new options for manufacturers, operators, and end users. Existing business models keep changing and new ones emerge. Mobility is increasingly developing into a service, intermodal travel becomes reality. Industrial processes can be remotely monitored and controlled.