The internet of things (IoT) has emerged, with 75 billion devices expected to be connected via IoT by 2025. It continues to weave its way across numerous industries, so companies need to take the proper steps in preparing themselves for this inevitable shift.
First, investing into 5G is vital in adapting to the IoT boom as it will be the first technology that is not reverse-compatible with old 4G/3G networks, leaving existing infrastructures useless.
The increase in the IoT has also led to an increase in data aggregators, so having architecture that can easily integrate with these aggregators can set your company above the competition.
Workplaces that incorporate IoT devices to monitor surroundings need to also make sure that they have reliable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to ensure consistent, secure operations.
Prepping data storage is vital in order to safely file the large amount of data that is collected. So investing into a local data-storage system or cloud storage software is beneficial.
Companies have dedicated their services to providing IoT needs for other businesses, so outsourcing someone to handle the details can help firms to scale quickly and stay ahead of the trend.
IoT’s massive data generation is great, but without making it useful it becomes obsolete. Enabling employees to figure out ways to make such technologies beneficial is one of the most important actions a firm can take in the coming years.