Manage Your Business Data Through the Internet of Things (IoT)
Explore the potential of the Internet of things (IoT) for managing data in your business.
You probably use many devices that are or can be enabled for IoT connectivity. There is nothing magic about it. IoT is simply a network of devices with sensors embedded that are connected to the internet. They can share data with other devices, the user, the customer and even the manufacturer.
Your world is already loaded with such devices from wearable fitness trackers and smart household appliances to sensors on production lines. You are probably familiar with some of the benefits of IoT. Now it’s time to consider it for your own workplace.
Will your business have its fair share of the 21 billion “things” connected by 2020 (Gartner Report)? The value in the marketplace will be $1.3 trillion (IDC Report). How are you positioned?
Let our Digital6 Technologies team work with you to identify your data management challenges and possible IoT solutions.
It is easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of data available even in small business operations. This is particularly true in manufacturing which often depends on a long supply chain. Or, in a business with operations in several sites.
Do you spend time clicking back and forth between data collection systems? Do you find out too late to notify your customers that a supplier is out of stock? Has the humidifier in the greenhouse stopped working and no one noticed for hours? Are your service techs in the field frustrated they can’t access equipment specs?
Many business owners are challenged by:
- Volume and sources of data
- Separate data systems; e.g. IT and Operational Technology (OT)
- How to use the data collected
There are solutions that are affordable and easy to deploy, simply building on your current technology.
The Digital6 Technologies IoT Solution
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to collect and manage your business critical data so you can effectively:
- Streamline operations
- Ensure quality of product
- Enhance customer experience
- Develop new business models and products
- Empower employees
Our Digital6 specialists will work with you to review your operations and identify opportunities for an integrated, responsive IoT data management system. Typically, they will recommend the integration of Information Technology (IT) systems and Operational Technology (OT) systems. This allows you to have end-to-end visibility of the actual work that is being done and the technology support for it.
A popular, reliable and successful solution recommended by Digital6 Technologies comes from Microsoft. Windows 10 can be integrated with Azure IoT to provide:
- Total integration of data capture and processing
- Robust security built into the platform
- Mobile Device Management
You will want to check out the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise version. It is designed for powerful devices used in many industries from manufacturing to retail and healthcare.
Use your smart devices as your eyes and ears throughout your operations. Your will quickly appreciate:
- Smooth, automated responses to operational breakdowns; e.g. work order generated for equipment failure
- Comprehensive data analytics to inform decision making for real time operations and for strategic planning
- Real time metrics to ensure quality control, production quotas and customer satisfaction
Once you start looking at the possibilities, you’ll wonder why you didn’t implement a Digital6 IoT solution earlier.
Is it finally time to connect all the devices in your business and maybe add a few more?