“Internet of things” is the expression used for real objects connected to the Internet and interconnected with each other. This technology makes objects smart, able to send information in real time through the network. An example? A refrigerator that orders milk when it picks up with its sensors that it is finished or that alerts you if a food is about to expire. Or the home thermostat that regulates independently temperature. And what about the Internet of Things in the company?
The potentialities related to the IOT in the company are considerable. Talking about the Internet of Things means involving Industry 4.0, because it refers to the interconnection between machines and to the circulation of data between machinery and humans. Indeed, we can say that industry 4.0 would not exist without the Internet of Things technology. The IOT, with its network, is in fact able to let information circulate and to make objects equipped with sensors “communicate” in real time.
The advantages and potential of IOT in the company
When the Internet of Things comes in the company, it makes it smart. Just think of the enormous potential that this technology offers to optimize and improve production processes. Such as? For example, a company knows the status of a product placed on the market if it communicates with the motherhouse. So, the detection of problems and defects takes place in real time, precisely because the product manages to “talk” with the site and its operators.
Let’s think about a manufacturing company that performs a periodic maintenance service on customer’s machines. If these machines are equipped with special sensors, they can communicate with the parent company to alert its technicians in real time about the need for routine or extraordinary maintenance.
The Internet of Things connects infrastructures, products and applications, thus creating a constantly interconnected environment. Do you want more information to bring the Internet of things in your company? Contact us for a meeting.