IoT is the evolution of a fresh ecosystem – one that brings together new disciplines including connected devices, data analytics, automation and artificial intelligence. It’s an ecosystem that will not only impact your products and services, but your people too.
And at the centre of it all sits data. Historical data sources; new data sources; open and transparent data; gaining data in realtime; advanced analysis of data and predictive data modelling. What IoT really offers is the ability to gain access to more and more data which can inform your strategy and decision making.
This offers organisations limitless opportunities.
Improve your customer experience
The retail and hospitality industries use wireless analytics to analyse customer footfall across their real estate, to identify hotspots and so better promote their products. They can even identify and target promotions to loyal customers from their smartphones using data from their guest WiFi logins.
Tighter inventory management
Manufacturers are using RFID tagging to give a real-time overview of inventory and assets, so they know what has been sold, damaged or shipped, allowing them to streamline their supply chain. Engineering firms are using sensors to monitor for faults, allowing them to analyse and predict maintenance before break downs.
Councils are using sensors to monitor everything from air quality control to water quality to rising water levels in flood zones to help them protect their citizens
Better security at work
High security organisation are using IoT-enabled ID tags to monitor who is on their premises at all times. IP-enabled CCTV technology is used to stream live footage, enabling businesses to track and report any suspicious behaviour.