IoT in the Workplace
Internet of Things technology is having a profound effect on many aspects of life in the modern world, with WiFi-connected devices automatically taking care of more and more of our everyday tasks.
Not only are devices able to interact with the people using them, but also with other devices within the IoT ecosystem.
One particular area that is being changed forever is that of the smart office that’s able to harness the power of IoT to make everything work quicker and more efficiently – a desirable outcome for any enterprise. Here we look at some of the ways that that IoT is helping to build the smart offices of tomorrow.
Whilst there are many amazing smart gadgets and apps out there that work independently, the true power of IoT in the smart office lies in how these devices work together to form a coherent system of tech and human beings. One of the main ways that smart tech is currently used en masse is via smartphones that allow you to manage your emails, edit documents, navigating to meetings and other necessary tasks. Whether talking about a Samsung Galaxy 9 or an iPhone X, there’s much that can be achieved with this hardware.
With most people owning some kind of smart device, much of the infrastructure required to create an intelligent office is already in place, however, in the vast majority of cases, this tech is employed in unison. There is a massive potential for apps and products to be created that are able to link all of this available tech together and with the smart office market predicted to be valued at around $46Bn within 5 years, this potential is likely to be fulfilled.
Examples of Advantages
To put the concept into some perspective, we look now at how IoT can synchronise its operations to work more efficiently. For example, smart office tech could allow an organisation to react to a proposal and provide feedback in a true representation of collective intelligence.
Then there’s the ability of an exec to go to a specific employee for the answer to a client query, negating the need to go through the convoluted process of contacting them, explaining everything to them and getting them to read through all relevant documentation. A huge increase in office efficiency.
Or how about smart Nest thermostats and hue light bulbs that automatically monitor and adjust an intelligent ecosystem, meaning that whatever the time of year or the temperature outside, everyone working inside is assured of a comfortable working temperature – all whilst saving energy by eliminating unnecessary A/C use.
Throw in the fact that project managers are able to find out the status of a project without the need to call a meeting using IoT and it’s not hard to see how this tech is set to revolutionise how businesses operate. And the more that technology develops, the more that will be possible.
What to Know More About IoT?
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