THE INTERNET OF THINGS
We’ve all heard the phrase.
But what does IoT really mean?
More importantly, what does it mean for your business?
In a formal sense, the IoT is an adaptive, universal network that connects everyday objects and systems, or “things”. It is helping to solve problems, create operational efficiencies and potentially new business models in the modern workplace.
What makes up the IoT:
- Sensing – collecting vast amounts of data in various ways while translating it into action or useful information.
- Communication – sharing information between devices or objects, reducing the cost of moving and crunching data.
- Cloud-based services – internet-based computing that occurs in a seemingly invisible network, allowing computing to take place quickly and from anywhere there happens to be an internet connection. The cloud enables companies to reduce overhead costs, provide both employees and clients an agile environment, improved security and the ability to do business anytime, anywhere.
- Delivery of Information – Large amounts of data can be moved, parsed and reported for lower cost and with low latency. Companies can produce real-time, meaningful data, allowing for agility and cost-savings.
IoT IS THE FUTURE
What we’re seeing is the future, being created before our very eyes. Businesses able to operate in places and ways we could only imagine before. New technologies transforming industries, creating new jobs, and improving the way we do business.
We believe that while IoT has often fallen short of expected outcomes, the fault is not in the technology, but the way in which the technology is applied to the business. Many companies will promise huge ROI from an IoT implementation. We feel that while there may be very real financial benefits to an IoT solution; the real returns are found in greater efficiencies, shortened or even the elimination of downtime due to mechanical issues, better tracking and inventory management, and a better workflow for the entire organization.
But it’s not just wiz-bang technology and buzz words. Real ROI can be seen with implementation of IoT technologies. Whether it’s chemical components or industrial machinery, Rough Stone understands the complexities of the modern industrial process. IoT is here, and whether your organization is ready for it or not, it’s about to become a very big part of your company’s future.
Just imagine, being able to monitor machinery on the shop floor, not only watching for signs of a potential breakdown, but be able to see when machines are most active, or decide when downtime costs could be reduced, all from your mobile device.
Our proven software development methodology, combined with the latest in IoT technology can help your organization change in ways you never imagined. From shop floor solutions to tracking and workflow management, the way we “do” IoT guarantees an optimal solution for your organization. We’re not out to add technology for technology’s sake, we want to engage with you to help you change the world.