IoT – Internet of Things
Anyone. Any device. Any business. Any service. Any content. Any network. Anywhere. Anytime.
Creating a Connected World
The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the next revolution in day-to-day business decision making and information gathering. Using sensors, IoT can stream incoming data from devices, buildings, vehicles, and much more to help predict failures in systems, improve efficiency, and create better outcomes. IoT can modernize outdated business functions by automating data streams. With IoT, everything can become measurable and we can build a smarter world.
Imagine if you could have a check engine light for every aspect of your business. A system that could keep you highly informed on all the inefficiencies, and predict future outcomes. Every aspect of your business could be a series of data points that are constantly streaming new information, allowing you to be as informed and up to date on your business with each decision that you make. This is all possible with QAT Global’s services.
So what is IoT exactly?
In its most simple form, IoT is a connection between any device and the internet. What this connection does is it allows for devices to communicate with each other, the internet, and with the user. With the help of the web, regular, everyday devices become “smart”. Having your devices communicate with each other will make daily routines so much easier. For example, your alarm could be connected with your kitchen appliances and car, turning on what you need for breakfast like a toaster or coffee machine and also warming up your car once it goes off in the morning.
In a business setting, IoT can completely change the way an organization handles risk, inventory, maintenance, and virtually every other decision-based function. Consider a rent-a-car company; IoT could play a huge impact on that business. With it, they can track where their cars are and where they go. This information can help them in numerous ways. With sensors on vital engine parts, IoT can monitor the wear and tear and predict future issues so maintenance can be performed before a problem occurs. It can also help to limit vehicle malfunctions by intelligently predicting these failures and scheduling maintenance before it becomes a costly issue.
IOT can also help any business track customer service. Using cell phone data, IoT can track recognized phone numbers of employees and unrecognized numbers of customers. They can see how long a customer is not accompanied by an employee, how much time they spend with an employee, and how long they stay. With this information, that business can create new protocols for increasing customer service to maximize customer experience. They can also find the hot spots of their store by seeing where customers visit the most. With that information, they could place products in specific and informed areas to maximize sales of that product.
IOT can have a massive impact in the health industry, having up to date and specific data can help to save a person’s life. Using remote monitoring, a patient with a pacemaker could have that device feeding back information to their physician, which could alert them to any issues and make adjustments as needed. IoT can provide information for more than just pacemakers; it can also be used to monitor hearing aids, blood pressure, general health, and much more. One of the biggest opportunities for IoT to pair with health care is with wearable devices that track physical activity and sleep patterns. It can change the way that we administer healthcare, and ultimately improve patients’ lives through more informed decisions assisted by accurate data.
Benefits of IoT
- It can help make any business make informed decisions for their business based off of data collection and informed predictions.
- Every part of your business can become measurable.
- Using a cloud server, your devices will be able to communicate with each other, allowing for a more complete automation of a business process.
Now is a great time to start implementing IoT into your business. Large tech companies are starting to put significant funding into development, and smaller companies who use it are flourishing quickly. IoT is still growing and becoming more sophisticated, and right now, it seems like it has nearly endless possibilities, applications, and functions to improve virtually every device or business operation. Advancements are being made daily, and it is becoming very clear the IoT will be adopted and used worldwide. With all of this you can take advantage of using data and machine learning to make predictive answers using AI for your business.
Automate Operations Intelligently in Real Time
Event-driven architectures combined with IoT enable enterprises to intelligently automate business processes and the operations of connected devices in real time by applying machine learning and predictive analytics to incoming data and triggering actions without human intervention.
Reduce Downtime and Improve Efficiency
Equipment operators can more easily monitor and manage operations and predict equipment failures so preventative action can be taken before they occur using data coming from industrial equipment and other machines .
Bring New Services and Product to Market
Enterprises can create and deliver value-add, software-based services and identify product needs to increase customer loyalty, enable cross-sell and upsell opportunities, and reduce customer churn using data coming from internet connected physical consumer products and devices.
How We Can Help You Leverage IoT
QAT Global’s experts can assist you in the implementation of your company’s IoT solution as well as help establish goals. IoT can gather so much information, and it can easily become overwhelming. It is important to consult IoT experts on defining which information is pertinent, and how to receive that information. The software and cloud services that gather information is equally important, and needs to be monitored constantly to ensure successful data collection and interpretation. QAT Global has expertise in data collection and Big Data as well as the software that assists in collection. Our experts can help you achieve your business goals by providing an IoT service that will help you automate your systems and help make accurate and informed decisions based on data collected and interpreted through custom software. QAT’s software development, information architecture, and data science approach will turn your business into a smart business.
Bringing people and devices together through smart software applications is one of our specialties. Whether you’re looking to develop a healthcare monitoring, transportation management, energy management, or other market disrupting service or solution, we can help you develop the software you need to connect the people, devices, businesses, services, content, and networks together to make it a reality.
The possibilities are almost limitless with everything from small consumer devices to massive industrial equipment connected to the Internet and generating data that can be turned into actionable insights.
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