The Internet Of Things Explained
Has your business started to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) yet? Why should you be putting it at the top of your to-do list, and making it a priority for your business today?
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been changing the face of technology since the noughties, but it’s still causing a buzz as more and more capabilities are developed.
However, there are some misconceptions associated with IoT that are making several businesses reluctant to adopt it.
Some business owners consider IoT as a technology designed to the home. Others think it’s too complex, expensive and time-costly.
IoT is as simple as connecting a smartphone to the internet. The fact is that if scalable mass consumer IOT is possible then localised IOT for your business is well within reach and should not be disregarded – especially if you have competitors that could use IOT to gain a competitive edge.
Over 60% of businesses believe IoT is important right now, and over 90% believe it will be important to their future. So, isn’t it about time businesses – of all sizes and in all sectors – made this technology a reality? It could drastically change the way they run things for the better.
You probably know that IoT can improve operational efficiency and productivity, but it’s so much more than this.
With capabilities like self-analysis, instant data sharing and seamless connectivity between digital technologies, IoT has the potential to make financial decisions on your behalf. For example, your IoT-enabled devices could sense when they’re not being used and enter sleep-mode to save energy and lower your bills. Setting devices up to communicate autonomously means you’re wasting less time, which in turn saves time and frees up your employees for more important tasks. Having extra cash and more time to focus on improving your business could make a huge difference over the short, medium and long term.
You could also connect to your customers quickly and simply using IoT. It could act as your personal data collection point and help you to understand their likes and behaviour better. With this information, you could innovate your products and services to meet the needs of your existing customers and to spark the interest of new ones, which could see your business grow beyond expectations.
Essentially, IoT is the technology to make life easier for you, your employees and your customers. With these capabilities already firmly in place, and more no doubt on the way, are you ready to make it a possibility?
There are also secure end point management solutions available so don’t disregard IOT on security grounds.
At Everything Voice, we’re dedicated to transforming lives and businesses with our IoT enabling solutions. Discover more about IoT technology and how we can support you today.