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7 Ways the IoT Can Change the Business World

By Special Guest
Suzanne Elly, Correspondent
April 05, 2018

IoT or internet of things is a network of devices, appliances, vehicles and others that are embedded with sensors, electronics, software, connectivity and actuators; enabling them to connect and exchange data. In simple words, IoT devices share data in a wired or wireless network.

The definition mentioned above itself showcases the endless possibilities that IoT inventions can provide the world; changing it right at the roots. The impact of IoT is felt most in the business world because not only has it changed the methods of different business operations, but also the way information is collected and exchanged.

The business world is changing with the introduction of IoT in the following ways.

Inventory Tracking and Management
Does your business rely on storage and warehousing? Do you face issues with inventory tracking and management? Is your personnel too caught in resolving inventory-related matters? The time for change is right now! IoT inventions can help you in tracking and managing inventory by giving you automatically-controlled options. Yes, you heard it right! IoT software and devices can be installed in your storage units and warehouses which can help in managing inventory changes while your personnel can invest their time in more cognitively demanding tasks.

Data Sharing And Perception
All businesses function and grow with the help of data collection and exchange, and the introduction of IoT has completely changed how data is handled. Apart from offering greater access to consumer data, IoT devices track and record patterns in which a consumer interacts with the devices. This makes the devices smarter, which allow them to offer a better user experience; simultaneously helping businesses in interpreting that data for improvement and growth. Businesses use data to study buyer cycle, consumer requirements, the scope for improvement & innovative inventions and methods for advertising & marketing. This data can be collected, shared and interpreted effectively with the help of IoT technology.

Productivity And Efficiency
With better information about the consumers and the market, the productivity of any business can be increased notably. IoT devices can be connected to each other and controlled to improve efficiency, which in turn has direct effects on the productivity of the business. More can be done in less time. IoT software and appliances allow workers to accomplish large-scale tasks in a faster and error-free fashion. The increment in productivity and efficiency will increase your profits significantly. You just have to make sure that all equipment has a quality finish and are maintained on a regular basis to prevent adverse impacts on efficiency and productivity.

Remote Work
With IoT technology, you don’t have to be physically present at the venue to handle work. If your business does not have to deal with physical inventory, then you can make maximum use of IoT technology because it allows your employees to connect and work remotely, and studies have proven that remote workers are happier and more productive, which will significantly improve your business functions.

Skilled Workers
The fact that IoT devices and software require basic knowledge and the ability to interact with technology makes it necessary for businesses to focus on recruiting skilled workers who can handle IoT technology efficiently. Hiring an individual who can barely make use of IoT technology will not only waste time and money but also have a severe negative impact on the productivity of the business. If more businesses start recruiting such individuals, more individuals will incline themselves toward modern technology, which will also enhance their value for future endeavors.

IoT technology has made the concept of smart homes possible, and now the time for smart workplaces has arrived. Businesses that are accepting the change will see a higher growth graph than the ones who are still skeptical about this idea. Know where you stand and choose accordingly.



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