IoT devices have dramatically changed the way we interact with technology. But what about our cities and industries?
Read this article to learn how the IoT is helping improve thousands of lives with predictive analysis of crime rates, traffic levels, and industrial accidents.
As author Peter Daisyme accurately puts it, “While many people debate whether little computers in wrist devices, clothing, refrigerators and vehicles will truly change our lives, actionable change is already occurring on the business application side of the IoT.” Regardless of which side of the argument you’re on, the impact the IoT is having in our societies at a macro level is undeniable.
While you’re reading this, devices that measure and predict air pollution, vehicle traffic levels, machine failure rates, fire warnings, and crime rates are being employed to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. And as cities and businesses become more interconnected by the hour, we’ll find more and more useful ways in which the IoT can help us better utilize our resources and lift the burden we put on our environment.
In this article, you’ll gain deeper insights into how IoT devices are being used by companies and governments alike to obtain accurate data across many potentially life-saving use cases. You’ll also learn about what the future holds in store for us as cities powered by artificial intelligence become near-sentient beings capable of reacting in real time to the habits and living conditions of their inhabitants.
Implementing an IoT strategy is not as simple as plug-and-play. During each of its 3 stages, there are specific tools and actions all businesses need to execute to ensure favorable outcomes.
Read this infographic to learn all about them, then follow us to begin your IoT journey with Microsoft.
IoT is quickly becoming the most important business revolution of the digital age, with its implications being felt across all industries worldwide. However, unlocking the true potential of IoT requires not only a clear roadmap with specific objectives, but also a solid front-end and back-end infrastructure that’s capable of making sense of the data obtained.
It’s for this reason that both public and private organizations sometimes struggle when implementing a successful IoT strategy and fail to reach the desired return-on-investment (ROI).
To address the risks you may encounter with IoT, we’ve created this short, insightful infographic.
After reading it, you’ll have a better idea of the tools and actions you should be executing during each of the three stages of IoT implementation to overcome challenges and maximize effectiveness.
You’ll also obtain a straightforward checklist that your teams can refer to when establishing or optimizing their strategies.
View: The 3 phases of an effective IoT strategy
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