One of the most difficult aspects of running a small business is navigating the risk required to forecast future needs. This is where ATEKI excels. Since 2002, we have helped our clients succeed by anticipating whatever comes next on the tech horizon.
The new rule for the future is… anything that can be connected will be connected. This applies to relationships between people, people and things, and things to things.
The Internet of Things is an ecosystem that consists of web-enabled smart devices connected to each other by a network (sans human interaction) via cloud management.
The Internet of Things evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems, microservices and the internet. The merge dissolved silos between operational technology and information technology, facilitating unstructured machine-generated data for insights to drive improvements.
The Internet of Things uses embedded systems as processors to collect, send and act on data they acquire from their environments, virtually offering endless opportunities and connections.
The connectivity, networking and communication protocols used with web-enabled devices represents an approach that gives small businesses a myriad of options to improve their strategies, monitor processes, improve customer experience, enhance staff productivity, as well as integrate and adapt business models.
Deployed across every business sector, the Internet of Things is quickly seeping into every industry across the world facilitating global digital transformation.
Storing, tracking, analyzing, and make sense of the massive amount of data generated by diverse devices will likely be the biggest challenge of the 21st Century. Once billions of devices are connected, hot button topics from data collection to usage will likely escalate, launching conversation and concerns specifically focusing on privacy, security, and data sharing.
Regardless the Internet of Things will automate processes that reduce labor costs and increase staff effectiveness, directly impacting bottom line profitability to provide businesses with a “real-time” look into how systems work.
Bottom-line, the Internet of Things improves service delivery making it less expensive to manufacture and deliver goods which makes it one of the most important technologies today.
On a broader scale, the Internet of Things will grow as more small businesses realize the potential of connected devices to keep them competitive.