Internet of things is the future, no doubts about it. In a world which is constantly looking to be more and more advanced, IoT is definitively the gateway into a more connect and particle society.
But what is the internet of things? IoT small interconnected devices that collect, analyze and act based on data that they collect from their environment. Theses devises can be attached onto anything, from household appliances, machines, object, all the way to people and animals.
Here’s a few example of IoT devices to help you better understand.
- FitBits smart watches: Theses watches track the number of step that you took during the day, as well as give you a detailed analysis of how and when you burned calories. This is only one example of the new trend of the wearable tech trend. From the google glasses to smart socks that heat up when you are feeling cold, these techs are becoming more and more relevant in our day to day routine
- Hilton Honors: The hotel chain Hilton released a new app that lets customers open their hotel door with their smartphones. The new locks are connected to servers that only opens when the right digital key is scanned.
- Fitbark: The new generation of dogs collars has arrived! Fit bark allows you to monitor your dogs’ health using your smartphone. It tracks the hours of sleep, the amount of activity it does and the interaction it has. It also compares this data to the standard average that your dogs breed should be getting.
How does it work?
To put it simply, data is collected by a IoT device. Then it is transferred to a central server which decides what action is need.
IoT has an almost unlimited potential. Right now, the big areas in which IoT is innovating are: Smart homes, energy management, smart cities, agricultures and farming and the automobile industry.
So how does this affect digital transformation?
So how does Internet of Things link with digital transformation? Well it allows business new growth potential through innovation. First of all, because it allows them to collect more accurate data, companies gain insight into the consumers habits. This can lead to new product or services and thus create new value for them. Second of all, IoT improves customer experiences. It allows business to better understand how their consumer use their products and thus allows them to improve their consumer benefits. Thirdly, IoT reduces the cost of business while boosting efficiency in many areas such as human resources, inventory security and energy. Lastly, it increases company agility by giving them better management tools.
As a conclusion, Internet of things is definitively the future. Theses interconnecting data analyzing devices paves the way for innovations, which will benefit both society in general and business. Digital transformation and IoT go hand in hand, ushering a new age where companies have more resources to provide better consumer experience.