Internet of Things - What Can It Do For My Business

 

You may have heard the buzz surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT). The general definition of the Internet of Things is to give any device the ability to connect to the internet. Then, the device exchanges data to its associated cloud software, then analyzes the information necessary to carry out your desired functions. Most Internet of Things devices function using sensors, wireless connectivity, and data analytics software.


The Internet of Things may be making your personal life easier already. For example, every time you use your phone to find your car keys, retrieve workout information from a fitness board, and turn off the lights at home, you are already using the Internet of Things.


The most common Internet of Things applications on the market can monitor:

• Assets
• Facilities
• Products
• Customers
• Supply chain

 

The Internet of Things technology can provide valuable benefits for your organization such as:

• Increased control of expenses
• More efficient and responsive work procedures
• New business opportunities
• More comprehensive asset monitoring and troubleshooting
• Lessened dependency on staff members
• Manual work procedures can be turned into digital processes


Several industries are already using Internet of Things technology:

Healthcare:

• Patients can check vital signs at home using specialized scales and probes. From there, the information would automatically be sent to the healthcare staff.
• Healthcare facilities can track temperatures of freezers storing medicines and vaccines remotely to prevent spoiling.
• Hospitals can track inventory by adding RFID tags to each item.

 

Manufacturing:

• Staff can monitor equipment remotely for malfunctions that can cause breakdowns and endanger the safety of workers.
• Sensors on the assembly line equipment can send status updates on production processes to managers
• Sensors can be added to inventory to prevent out-of-stock situations

 

Transportation:

• Staff can monitor vehicle diagnostics, fuel, location, and more, using a built in computer
• Sensors on trailers can track if trailers are loaded, when the door opens, and when pallets move.
• Smart devices on vehicles can send data on driver behaviors to fleet managers

 

Food Service:

• Sensors in refrigerators can track temperatures so food won't spoil
• Customers can place order at the table using a tablet
• Restaurants can allow customers place their order ahead of time from their app

 

Hospitality:

• Use smartphone to check in, unlock hotel room, and access amenities (pool, gym, parking garage)
• Guest that use the mini bar are automatically charged if items are removed.
• Hotels can track operations of their heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, and more.

 

As the Internet of Things becomes more widespread, you will discover new ways to optimize your traditional work processes. A business technology analyst, such as SwiftTech Solutions, can assist your organization in adopting new technologies that can solve problems and create growth for your business. For more information, please contact us by calling 877-794-3811 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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