IoT: The New Standard for Industry Success  

To the notion of interaction with technology is traditionally envisioned between the consumer and their device. The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing that preconception by promoting an active engagement between smart devices and people in an environment which facilitates productivity and seamless cooperation. Forbes Insight reports from their survey of 700 executives that 60% of enterprises are expanding and transforming new lines of business with the assistance of IoT initiatives. As the work environment continues to spread through remote employment and more intuitive software is implemented within workspaces, the way in which smart devices engage with one other will set the standard for more developed and efficient productivity.

Collection of Data

The collection and analysis of consumer data is undoubtedly one of the most indispensable facets to running a successful enterprise. The current model for assessing data requires that any device which generates data outside a data center, while being connected to the internet, is at the edge of information collection. Such technology includes machines, vehicles, domestic smart devices, and so on. While computing technology is typically integrated into such devices, data cannot be properly analyzed due to insufficient computing and storage capabilities. IoT then becomes relevant, as applications can assess the performance of edge technology and be moved to cloud storage for analysis. This type of cohesion between technology is geared to revolutionize people and how they engage with elements of their work and home environments.

IoT In Assessing the Workplace

Workspaces are being innovated to better encompass the observational advantage IoT gives to companies that are looking toward optimizing their productivity and efficiency. By utilizing smart devices which assess the cooperative behaviors between departments or teams, along with analyzing which specific spaces they tend to occupy, employers can use this data to formulate more comprehensive schedules and work dynamics that will encourage greater compliance among teams and individual workers. Certain services offer occupancy detection systems and multifunction sensors, which enable companies to assess and develop strategies for implementing ergonomic and efficient work environments.

Enhanced Consumer Experience

Current consumer products are being outfitted with technology capable of IoT tracking and assessing. Devices such as connected smart televisions, wearables, and home control devices are among the most popular and commonly used IoT centric products. Wearables in particular act as a unique module for tracking and analyzing personal information of the wearer. From tracking the physical performance of athletes to blood pressure and heart rates, consumers are able to attain instant access to elements of their physicality with more ease than ever. Given how personal this information is, the more accurate and consistent the output of IoT based products are, a greater sense of trust will develop between the wearer and the company responsible for their consumer IoT device.

IoT is promoting cohesion between smart devices and people that will propel the productivity of the rapidly developing corporate landscape. Industries are taking a positive leap forward by supporting a new and innovative model for connecting networks of technology and people.

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