Take a Look Around Your Office. – How Many Devices Are Connected to the Internet? – IoT

Whether you like the idea or not, more and more devices are connecting to the internet. Thanks to the “smart home” trend, we will see more and more internet-connected devices become utilized by business as well.

Even today, as you can see by a quick survey of your office environment, IoT is quickly making an impact in the business world.

Why?

Because employees and employers want real-time access to data of all kinds.

What is the Advantage of IoT for Business?

  • Increased Productivity
  • Improved Customer Experience
  • Business Process Monitoring Capability
  • Lower Operational Costs
  • Improved Efficiency
  • Increased Safety Rates
  • Process Optimization
  • Understanding Consumer Behavior

What is the Difference Between IoT and IIoT?

Internet of Things was a term developed to encompass all the internet-connected gadgets – mostly personal and home although the term is broadly applied to business as well. IoT differs from Industrial Internet of Things in that IIoT refers to the structures and systems in an industrial environment. In a sense, IIoT deals with commercial IoT – systems that cannot be allowed to collapse or degrade. An always-on enterprise is dependent upon its Internet-connected devices. As a result, those devices, as well as their connectivity to one another, must be maintained professionally.

What Makes IoT Work in a Business Setting?

  • Information – data accumulated by the devices
  • Things – devices that utilize, create, or gather data
  • Procedure – the strategy put in place to automate the use of the devices and data
  • People – using devices while creating more points of data

What are the Main Elements of IoT in a Business Setting?

  1. Communication Infrastructure – enables devices to “talk” to each other
  2. Software – collects, manipulates, and allows the use of data
  3. Hardware – the devices that run the software

How Does CIO Advise Help You Take Advantage of IoT Advances?

IoT is an emerging and constantly evolving playing field for large organizations. IoT in your organization can be as simple as internet-connected sensors placed on machinery that gather vital production data or as complex as a comprehensive gathering of actionable data for Predictive Analytics. Our IT consultants are equipped to advise on and help implement those IoT strategies that make sense for your internal process requirements.