Making business more efficient
In the world of business, there is a lot of room for improvement – even for the largest companies in the world. From security to vehicle tracking and office control, sensors, SIMS and software can transform the way you do business, or automate parts of what you do already.
Businesses are always looking to make their processes quicker, whilst seeking to exhaust fewer and fewer resources. This opens up the potential to automate processes and add new innovative processes to businesses – improving speed and fluidity. A lot of automated systems and processes are self-managing – they can be left on their own to do their own work.
Internet of everything?
The Internet of Everything “refers to devices and consumer products connected to the Internet and outfitted with expanded digital features”. Make sense? No?
Let’s go back to basics – consider a light switch. When it’s off – there is no light. When it’s on – there is. Nowadays, Internet is accessible in the same way as light – through an ‘on and off’ switch. So, the Internet of Everything is the concept of being able to connect any device that can access the Internet either to the Internet or to each other, through this ‘on and off’ switch.
How can everyone afford to automate their systems? One of the main drivers of this transition towards everything being Internet-related is the reduction in costs of the sensors to transmit data, and the reduction in costs of developing and designing new devices.
Your business opportunity
How does this apply to you and your business? One word – opportunity. The Internet of Everything gives you the opportunity to think bigger than you could have ever thought before. Everything within your business can be fitted with sensors to allow it to communicate with everything else. Is there anything that you have to meticulously check on a daily basis that uses a lot of your time? There’s a sensor for that.
Put yourself in the shoes of the individual that fills vending machines. Odds are, they will go to fill at least one vending machine each day that is still full from the day before. So, they’ve just wasted their time travelling to fill it when it didn’t need filling. What if there were an automated system that would let them know which vending machines needed filling, and which didn’t? That would make their life so much easier, and their work more efficient, wouldn’t it? Welcome to the stage – the Internet of Everything.
Take a look at your processes, and the way you do things. What do you currently do, that you would like to do quicker? Or, in some cases, not even have to do because a sensor does it all for you. Is there a process that you would like to be more efficient and fluid?
The Internet has the ability to massively impact the World of today, and shape the World of tomorrow. There are endless opportunities for improvements to automation. There is no such thing as ‘impossible’.
Weigh up the costs, and the benefits – it could make everything so much easier. Are there any of your processes that you could automate?