If you’re like the overwhelming majority of modern business owners, you probably use technology and the internet to complete many, if not all, of your daily business tasks. Using smartphones, tablets, computers, audio/ visual equipment, and many other different internet-connected devices. These things are known collectively as the internet of things or IoT.
Uses and Applications of IoT
Though IoT isn’t necessarily artificial intelligence, these smart devices can be programmed to basically run themselves. Most notably, entire manufacturing facilities can be entirely automated and monitored by a very small staff instead of one or a team of people at each machine. If you’re in the manufacturing business, this means drastically reduced overhead costs!
On a smaller scale, IoT devices drastically improve convenience. You can decrease energy use at your office or commercial space with a Wi-Fi enabled, programmable thermostat. For those with medical concerns, pacemakers can be monitored remotely because of IoT. Students and teachers use IoT devices to enhance classroom learning. The internet of things is expanding at an exponential pace, and the already limitless possibilities are growing each day.
Along with all of this automation comes a certain amount of risk. These IoT smart devices are only as secure as your network. In order to work properly, your IoT devices learn certain habits that allow them to predict what you’re going to do at a certain time of day. While this can make your life a lot easier, that data that’s being recorded needs to be stored somewhere. When choosing IoT tech to integrate into your business, do so with a healthy dose of skepticism. After all, you are responsible for the security of your business data.
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