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Why IoT in 2018?

By Ryan Otis | Posted on November 28, 2017 | Posted in IoT and Edge, Data & Analytics

The internet of things (or, IoT) commands a lot of hype. Simply put, physical devices that connect to the internet fall under the IoT domain. IoT devices range from smartphones to health monitors to cars.

With new IoT devices rolling out seemingly every day, business leaders and IT professionals need to sift through the noise to determine which ones will bring the most value to their organizations. 

Major Areas of Benefits with IoT

IoT devices help companies sense and capture, monitor and control, integrate and scale and finally, drive insights and action. When evaluating the best IoT devices for your organization, you may want to look at driving value in certain key areas.

A recent Forbes article lists the top seven game-changing areas of impact for IoT in enterprise. These include data (who doesn’t love data?), inventory management, remote work, speed and accessibility, efficiency, customer demands and staffing requirements.

IoT in Agriculture

The internet of things can even breathe new life into agriculture. This will not only help farms reduce costs, but also prove monumental for the future of the world’s food supply.

Redapt partnered with Smart-Rows, a Nebraska based company, to use real time data, GPS trackers and sensors to measure fertilizer allocation in plant furrows. The system also collects environmental data to monitor environmental impacts. Implementation of IoT can turn farming into precision agriculture.

IoT in Application Modernization

Redapt partnered with Avanti to modernize their point of sale technology with IoT and app modernization. This IoT implementation project helped revitalize Avanti’s micro-markets, a more interactive and easy to use food vending system for businesses.

IoT in Avanti’s systems enhance inventory control, workforce management and data warehousing. IoT implementation can help businesses leverage and get more from their existing applications which ends up saving time and money.

We believe the most interesting aspect of IoT is connections. How can your organization benefit from being more connected? Could you communicate more effectively internally? Could you give your customers better visibility?

With the rapid adoption of IoT devices by consumers, B2B end users will soon to follow. These are all questions and areas to consider when designing your IoT and digital transformation strategy.