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Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential and is making our lives much more convenient and enjoyable in a multitude of ways. This generation has witnessed a major technological revolution, and it is transforming the way a corporate world works. The world is densely connected to the internet, and the internet is a significant component that is combining IoT and digital innovations. Its integration into our lives has revolutionized the way we work and the way we live. It has made sure that the world is connected to the internet in all possible ways.
Industries that IoT has transformed
Let’s have a look at how IoT is impacting various industries. Below mentioned are five trades that either have been affected by it or will be in the coming future.
It is a sector that has realized the various benefits of being connected to the internet. Cloud-based solutions help in streamlining this process by making sure that patient data is accessible across platforms and physical barriers. IoT has also assisted in informing the concerned authorities if something unusual happens, for instance, the emergency unit can be notified if sugar level or BP of a patient is low. Many healthcare centers have adopted while the rest are on the verge of utilizing this technology.
IoT has gained prominence in this domain as well. This process can be carried out by connecting farmers to real-time data regarding weather and previous trends and also about when to plan their crops. IoT also provides sensors that alert farmers on their potential crop yield if they were to plant crops in a given time frame. This process will notify them about the best time to plant their crops and thereby enhances their revenue and yield.
Smart cities are referred to cities that have different types of electronic data collection sensors to supply information and IoT is improving this concept. Government is also funding smart city initiatives and is also encouraging startups which are promoting this concept.
Many enterprises have adopted sensors in their shipping vehicles that help them to monitor the temperature of the vehicle and also help in tracking them which further contributes to ensuring that product arrives at the destination in perfect condition. The integration of real-time traffic data and built-in GPS systems in cars shows the capabilities of IoT in the transportation sector. With this, people are further notified about the correct routes and to avoid routes based on traffic updates.
Brick-and-mortar stores were thought to be immune to technological changes as gathering information regarding customer purchase behavior; inventory management were long and complicated procedures. However, with the advent of eCommerce, online stores started springing up and started taking over the offline market. As millennial prefer shopping online, IoT is turning out to be a more convenient method for them.
However, the traditional outlets are also benefitting from this technology. The cloud-based solutions like automated checkouts, inventory management software have made traditional outlets digitalized and easier to manage.