Lay The Groundwork
Things are becoming ‘smarter’ each passing day. Materialistic and worldly articles like ovens and air coolers are being equipped with sensors and microchips, that can know you better and understand you. As a consumer we can instruct these appliances to turn on and off through our smartphones.
But now think of intellect in them. No, don’t think robots, but yes, think of a ‘connect’.
Inevitably, the Internet of Things (IoT) is making a large impact on businesses, largely for Enterprise Mobility, categorically speaking. IoT driven Enterprise Mobility fosters that companies are becoming more productive and hence more profitable organizations.
IoT has an overwhelming impact on how enterprises take advantage of connected devices empowered workforce to be more informed and collaborative. Enterprise Mobility enables IoT. Businesses are relying on connected devices and big data analytics which optimizes processes and hence entrepreneurs end up making well-informed decisions for marketing and operational strategies.
Research and Analysis Zone
Survey says that till the year 2019, the market of Internet of Things and its related Machine-to-Machine communications will reach more than $498 billion.
Companies are already investing a lot into experimental and practical applications of IoT in order to address the real world challenges they face every day. Certainly, IoT will transform our homes, workplaces, our vehicles and much more in the near future.
Recent research from Accenture also reveals that about 82% of the 2000 technology decision-makers which were surveyed agreed that smart apps are integral to the success of their respective organization.
IMS Research shows that in 2016 there will be about 326 million GSM mobile network machine-to-machine connections. It has also been forecasted to take this count to 6 billion by 2020. These smart devices have the capability to join the IoT not only just with mobile networks but with Wi-Fi and other wireless protocols as well.
Industry Impact of IoT
Seeing the tremendous benefits of IoT to enterprises, let’s come to the core area of discussion which focuses on what does IoT mean for enterprises? And how does IoT impact Enterprise Mobility?
IoT can be taken as a value addition of mobile devices which employees use to enhance productivity on the job. Enterprises certainly experience the overabundance of devices to manage. Henceforth, companies must have ready reckoner plan as Enterprise Mobility Management Solution which can help in reducing the time of IT department in solving various device related problems. The plan will help in easy troubleshooting device management issues and lot more of request handling etc.
Let’s have a close look on various industries which are boon by the growth of IoT:
A- Live Longer With Ingenious Technology In Healthcare
Internet of Things is changing the game for the healthcare industry. It is transforming healthcare industry by lowering costs, increasing efficiency and therefore putting focus on delivering better patient care. It is revolutionizing and reimagining patient care.
IoT cater to needs of hospital administration which comprises of providing core practice functionalities needed by clinicians as well as billing staff and customers and physicians. IoT technologies help hospitals in improving health management, better patient engagement and personalization of care. While IoT technology health organizations attract more customers in an ever more consumer-driven market. It also enables asset and operations optimization therefore provides a standard way of connecting machines, data, and people that can be deployed on machines, on premise, or in the cloud.
Therefore, there are many more industries like food and beverage industry, transportation, shipment and logistics firms and many other such domain which are reaping the benefits of technologies offered by IoT.
B- Avant-grade Technology in Agriculture Sector
Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the agriculture industry and therefore enabling farmers to contend with the enormous challenges they face. Agricultural companies are looking forward to new technology to improve their business.
Farmers are now able to monitor and analyse the development of crops via charts and reports using web browser. Many measurement tools are now available, which helps in capturing key information on crop health. This data is stored safely in the cloud therefore the data can be accessed from anywhere and anytime using any mobile device. IoT offers easy collection of data from sensors, cloud services such as weather or maps, connected equipment and system. Extensibility of IoT technologies also enables farmers to easily visualize data and take desired action on insights and recommendations.
C- Digital Innovation in Oil and Gas Industry
With Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) becoming dominant, oil and gas companies are making apprehensively many of their decisions which are like meeting their digital and physical world. Enhanced connectivity of devices enables better decision making hence creating new ways for safer and more efficient operations. With people and machines coming online together the industry is benefitting extensively.
Drones can help in pipeline inspection in remote areas therefore improve safety and speedy identification of areas which needs action. Wearable devices via drones can easily track remote workers which peer supervisors. 3D printing helps in creating parts of machines which no longer exist or can only be conceptualized and not tested much and hence making easy customized production.
The Last Lear
Industrial Internet of things is driving the unconventional growth which has been improving operational efficiency. IoT technologies are benefitting companies greatly by boosting revenue by creating hybrid business models, exploiting intelligent technologies to fuel innovation and by transforming workforce.
With technology progressing, the IoT applications are becoming increasingly common and therefore proper testing will become ever more important. There are many IT leaders offering testing tools and techniques which are based on real world experiences. These firms test all types of connected devices and modules since their very start. These testing processes ensure optimized functionalities.
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