The internet of things (IoT) is a network of countless connected devices that gather and exchange data with each other ̶ through the internet or cloud ̶ about how they are used and the environment around them.
Business-savvy professionals everywhere and in every kind of enterprise are embracing the benefits of IoT for its potential to accelerate digital transformation and propel businesses forward. If your business is on the path to digital transformation, then it’s a good idea to make IoT part of your plan too.
Why? Because these days, data is one of your company’s most valuable assets. And these devices collect a lot of data — data that can be analyzed and processed in ways that help your business reduce expenses, become more efficient, minimize risk, increase sales, enhance customer experiences, improve medical outcomes, and so much more.
That’s the essence of digital transformation: making better use of data in order to influence business decisions, processes, and growth. But to do that, you first have to establish a digital link with your users and your customers. It’s the best — and arguably only — way to collect all the information you need.
That’s what IoT was born to do. IoT serves as that digital link, collecting things like user and location data from all manner of internet-connected devices and applications — everything from industrial machines to surveillance cameras, vehicles to wearables — and sending it to you across the network. The more connected you are, the greater your edge. And the sooner you get connected, the faster you’ll realize the benefits.
For a lot of businesses, implementing IoT is easier said than done. That’s why many of them are turning to experienced service delivery partners for consulting and integration expertise on a range of IoT multisite deployment options, structured cabling solutions, network connectivity, and cybersecurity.
Choose the right partner, and you’ll be able to give all your attention to your business and leave IoT to the experts. Because you won’t have to implement, monitor, or maintain the infrastructure, you’ll save money in the process. And by beating other companies in the data-utilization game, you’re much more likely to dominate your market.
For more information on this topic, check out this great article published in IoT Business News.