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IoT in Business - Applications and Benefits

Mohammed NaserMohammed Naser

IoT in business is a widely discussed topic these days with many enterprises weighing its advantages and applications. Here's more on the topic.

IoT in business is a widely discussed topic these days, with many enterprises weighing its advantages and applications. From small startups to large enterprises, the Internet of Things and edge computing have become go-to technologies across industries worldwide. However, experts believe that the future holds much more regarding the impact of these technologies. Here in this article, let's explore some of the current use cases and benefits of IoT in business.

IoT in Business - Major Benefits

The applications of IoT devices are categorized into consumer, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure. Here are some of the benefits that the IoT in business brings across the board.

  • Opportunities to predict patterns and act rapidly
  • New business insights
  • Improved productivity
  • Improved monitoring and analysis capabilities
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Enhanced knowledge of consumer behavior
  • Unlocks potential new revenue streams

Now that we've seen some benefits of IoT in business let's explore some of the use cases.

Present-Day Applications

As mentioned, many top enterprises use IoT devices in their business. Many of them integrate the technology with existing systems or set up new approaches to accommodate the technology into their operations. Here are some examples.

Some companies in the telecom industry deploy IoT devices to gather location intelligence. With these devices, they get timely updates on the status of their offerings and thus, detect interruptions to their service, sometimes even before such things happen. Then, they send expert personnel to take care of the issue or handle them remotely.

Another example of the effective use of IoT in business comes from the energy industry. Certain large-scale companies in the sector employ RTI messaging and tracking software on machinery (such as turbines) in remote locations, enabling them to do predictive analysis and maintenance. This step helps them maximize their efficiency even in adverse conditions.

There are many more examples - many delivery companies use live-GPS tracking systems to find the shortest distances to enable their drivers to deliver things faster to customers. In turn, such steps save a lot of money and time for such companies.

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