Vast numbers of employees now work remotely, and it’s too late to develop a set of remote-work policies ifWe all use smartphones, laptops, and the Internet every day. Let’s consider several simple examples from our daily life. Need to check the route not to get stuck in traffic? We check it on our device connected to the Internet. Want to turn off the light at home but don’t want to enter each room and hit light switches? No problem, with the Smart Home technology we can easily do it using our phone and application installed on our device. Various technologies have now become very widely used, so now we don’t even notice that when we want to do or check something, our hands reach our devices unintentionally.
What is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it works
IoT – is a new stage of the Internet development, when there are more things connected to the Internet than people. It unites devices into a computer network and allows them to collect, analyze, process and transfer data to other objects via software, applications or technical devices. So in general we can call IoT a network of networks, where people may interact with devices, and devices may interact one with another, respond to changes of the environment, and make decisions without human intervention. Although humans may configure or provide access to data, IoT devices operate independently. IoT systems operate in a real-time mode and normally consist of the network of smart devices and cloud platforms, to which they are connected via WiFi, Bluetooth or other connection type.
Why is IoT beneficial for business and in which spheres it’s applied
The Internet of Things is nowadays used in various spheres of business for several pretty significant reasons. Implementation of IoT facilitates processes automation and efforts reduction, which lead to productivity increase with reduced expenses.