Digital technologies continue reshaping the world in unexpected ways. Companies across the globe realize that the only way to stay successful as technology changes is to embrace a digital transformation.
Internet of Things devices (IoT) has the capability of connecting with the internet in any way taking technology beyond standard devices like computers and smartphones. The following is a roundup of some of the most popular practical applications of Internet of Things devices across industries.
There’s a lot that your workplace needs to do to prepare for IoT and automation. Enterprises need to clearly understand their business needs and how IoT and automation can give them real value. Furthermore, enterprises also need to take several security measures when incorporating IoT because the risk of a data breach is particularly high with unsecured IoT networks.
For the past couple of years, businesses across the globe have been using Azure Internet of Things (IoT) in the development of groundbreaking applications for various industries. However, ushering a successful digital transformation also means having a deep understanding of our physical world and the interactions between objects, people, and locations.
Technology continues growing at an exponential rate — and so do various technology trends. When it comes to software development, certain trends come around for a few years while some become mainstays of the developmental landscape. In some cases, it’s years before a technology trend can become mainstream — after it has been adopted by enough industries. In this article, we discuss the next big trends in software development.
In recent years, there has been an explosion of the amount of data being generated by all organizations across the globe. As such, manually handling all of the operational processes and workflow isn’t just a herculean task, it’s an impossibility. Manufacturers and businesses no longer have an option — they have to go digital.
Did you know that the term “Smart Building” actually dates back to the 1980s? The term was coined when the prospect of networking and connectivity opened up new avenues on what could be achieved. In the modern digital age, the term “smart building” has come to be associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).IoT and AI can be used to develop a strong connection between the cloud system and the physical world. It can help us create a virtual model of all the people, spaces, and objects that will be present within the physical space, thus allowing us to better optimize the space and meet people’s needs, ensuring enhanced productivity and customer satisfaction.
A small example of how smart buildings can help employees in a commercial building would be to take the example of the thermostat. How many times a week do you (or someone around you) comment on the temperature? In offices, one of the greatest battles that employees fight amongst themselves is over the thermostat because different people have different temperature requirements. Furthermore, due to sunlight, shades, etc, different areas in the office have different temperatures. Consistency in temperature across an office building is nearly impossible. However, with Smart Building, the temperature can be automated so that you experience the optimal temperature at all points and there are no hot or cold pockets in the office.
While the aforementioned example is just a single form of utility for smart buildings, their utility actually goes a lot wider. In this article, we’ll explore what the future of smart buildings looks like.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is busy connecting the entire world, one home at a time. Amazon recently announced its intentions to conquer the home even more with an entirely new range of Alexa-powered devices including microwaves, kettles and electrical outlets. The industry giant has also announced a partnership with Lennar, the nation's largest homebuilder, who is now manufacturing model homes with fully-integrated Alexa technologies and custom software responses made possible thanks to the Alexa Skill Blueprints. While IoT home takeover might still be awhile away, there is a myriad of other smart gadgets already revolutionizing various areas of our homes.