The Internet of Things is especially very interesting within the framework of the business world. From the supply chain to human resources management and customer service. In addition, the contribution and impact of IoT keep evolving. There are three main benefits of IoT for business, which we’ll now explain.
Three main benefits of IoT for businesses
First, it is important to understand how IoT impacts all sectors of activity in the short and medium-term. Why? Because the Internet of Things, associated with AI (Artificial Intelligence), makes it possible to collect and transmit information at a speed. And with a degree of precision never before achieved. Speeding up processes of design, manufacture, delivery, follow-up, customer satisfaction, public and private security. And the more connected objects there are, the more information will circulate more effectively and even faster, along networks designed IoT connectivity.
It has enabled the closing of the loop from the design of the product or the service to its consumption. Therefore, gains are considerable in at least three areas. Communication, control and automation and cost reduction.
Communication improvements made by IoT
The communication between connected objects enables the exchange of data and information. This is achieved either directly with each other, or through an IoT platform, or with the user.
As a result, the status of charge of an object, the wear of parts, the general state of operation can now be monitored.
Control and automation with the Internet of Things
Having control of production chains is vital for business. With the help of the Internet of Things, everything is now controllable, programmable. Better, applications and other software packages allow prediction. It enables the adaptation of production to demand. Thanks to the collection of information and predictive algorithms.
The slightest anomaly is detected and allows immediate intervention, either by humans or another machine. Perhaps the simplest example is that of connected cars. In the event of an imminent and unforeseen obstacle, the vehicle detects and gives the signal. This is the first step. In the case of more complete autonomous functions, the braking system can intervene automatically, and much more efficiently than humans can. This control and automation of tasks, transferred to the corporate world, allow better reactivity, and therefore less waste of time (or even no loss of time) on the assembly, supply or follow-up chains.
Cost reduction enabled by the IoT
We are all aware that critical failures waste time and money. That’s why control and automation with the Internet of Things are so important. No more approximations and estimates of all kinds. Benefit from anticipation and forecasting, instant communication, real-time control. The business world has everything to gain by adopting IoT. Especially with unified connectivity and device management. Bring Your Own Carrier (BYOC) to unlock unprecedented insights and access advanced functionality.
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