I am sure by now everyone uses in some way, shape, or form, the internet of things. (IOT) You may have heard of it, but might not understand it. If you have a smartphone, smart speaker, or a smart thermostat, you are utilizing it without even realizing it. A quick search of the internet can provide you with many results on what is the IOT. Don’t bother spending your time trying to define what it is, but rather how to use it for your organization. If you have the internet, and the ability to power something, you can harness the power of the internet of things. Many of you reading this have probably thought about automating something in your life. If you haven’t, I advise you to start immediately. There is something in your life that technology could help reduce your workload. It can be large, small, or in between. There is something that takes up too much of your time and can be done through automation. There are solutions to be found by analyzing your time and looking for ways to improve. If you are running a company or department, I am more than confident you have several ideas on how you could improve your business. The key to your intelligent future? Intentionally using embedded IOT solutions.
When I say that almost anything and everything can be used for the internet of things, I mean it. Want to have your printer send an email when it senses it is out of paper? That can be done. Want to have your inventory automatically monitored to order supplies you just ran out of? That can be done. Want to have your building reduce its own energy uses in non-peak hours? Yup, that can be done too. You should be thinking about solutions for your business every single day. And as you can see, there are a million options for this technology. It is nice to have options. The question is, do you have the ability to implement those options? It is one thing to come up with an idea, it is altogether another issue bringing them to life. Where do you find your solutions? How do you improve your customer and employee engagement?
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Spend the time now to free up more of it later. Not only will that reduce the stress on your company and workload but allow you to spend your precious energy on things that matter. If you have the right partnership, their use of IOT solutions can amaze you. There are groups like Intellias, that can turn almost anything in your business into an automated, trackable, connected device. You need cutting edge development, security, customization, and performance optimization. You should also be looking for a company that can provide you solutions that you were unaware you even needed. Seem a bit like magic? Well, that’s because there is a certain amount of magic that goes into creating an interconnected, automated IOT network. There is no better time to harness the power of the internet, for everything.
By Adam Edmond