The smartphone focused Internet of Things turns out to be a bit huger with every passing moment. This is because people are showing interest in the technology and buying it to make their life easier. But with IoT, businesses can also take themselves several steps further in terms speed, accuracy, controllability, remote-operability, productivity, and so on. In fact, IoT has started to get the attention of people for both personal and business applications.
So what actually the technology of IoT is?
When we talk about IoT, we in fact talk about creating a wireless network between devices, acquiring data from them and then taking actions. The network helps us in interacting with things (devices, gadgets, machines, computers, etc) and controlling them wirelessly, even from remote locations.
This network can be created for home appliance, connected vehicles and several other things which can be controlled, and managed through embedded software, sensors, electronics, actuators, and the other form of connectivity. Connections between devices and the user-end applications are based on the exchange of data wirelessly.
So, IoT-enabled devices can be interacted wirelessly. If you want your home already has comfortable air-conditioning when you reach, the IoT technology can help you in doing this. If you want your garage can sense and open its door when your car reaches 10 meters of its proximity, IoT can help you in doing this too. If you want your window to automatically adjust curtains to let the limited light pass through it to your room, IoT can help you in doing this. And if you are habitual of misplacing keys anywhere but do not find them at right, the IoT technology can help you do this too.
So these are simple cases in which we can make things controllable wirelessly, through a mobile device, with the help of technology. When we do this, we use sensors, software, and wireless network and, then we create IoT.
Similarly, there are tons of practical business use-cases in which the technology of IoT can make things easier.
Applications of the technology of IoT
The IoT has created a positive digital disruption in the technology world and is ready to touch every aspect of our life, including our business-matters. Here are some practical uses of IoT in businesses:
Businesses in the e-commerce industry have now understood that how they can deliver a better shopping experience to their customers. IoT can help customers generate more revenue. It allows them to easily differentiate them from competitors. Walmart, for example, uses IoT to get insights about products popular on social media. E-commerce stores can also use IoT in inventory management, logistics management, etc.
There are limitless use-cases of IoT in the healthcare segment. It can benefit patients, families, physicians, and other staff. We can see a quickly growing market of IoT based healthcare apps ranging from remote patient monitoring to medication adherence and lot more.
IoT has provided enterprises with a way to connect employees, systems and other things and get more out of every operation. IoT based enterprises help businesses boost their efficiency and cut-down operational costs.
The transportation industry has spotted IoT as a technology made for them only. They can track things remotely, keep trace on how goods are being transported, and keep an eye on drivers and vehicles, their speed, and a lot more.
Agriculture has long been an organized sector. There is little or no technology used to keep the health of crop up. But now many companies are coming up with the interesting IoT techs purposely designed and developed for agriculture practices. At basic level, IoT can help framers easily determine the soil moisture, capacity, controlling water usage and deciding the best fertilizer solution.