How the Internet of Things Affects the Digital Workplace

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The Internet of Things' capacity to integrate smart devices and web support gives the idea of a new smart digital workplace that helps employees to manage work conditions outise of their offices / Photo by: gpointstudio via Shutterstock

 

The capacity of the Internet of Things (IoT) to integrate electronic smart devices through the web supports the development of a new, smart digital workplace that helps employees to manage work conditions even if they are far from the office.

With the integration of this technology, businesses will obtain a limitless set of tools readily available to them. These tools provide organizations a view of their business that was unachievable 10 or even 5 years ago.

David Roe of CMS Wire explained that technology offers an objective outlook that firms can employ to develop their approach, drive innovations for business roadmap guidance, and pursue digital transformation.

He added that the right IoT platform enables a business to pin their data to a location with a map, which offers great benefits and provides the firm with new ways to use the power of their devices. These benefits include:

1. Inventory accuracy
2. Operational efficiency
3. Increased control and visibility
4. Enabled automation
5. Enhanced data

As a matter of fact, using data is the point in which IoT and the digital workplace specifically bond, said Sandra Krief, vice president of B2B channel management and carrier sales at Samsung Electronics America. She argued that this is evident with the abundance of companies using the term IoT in various ways that it's beginning to lose its meaning.

“At its core, IoT is powered by smart devices that use sensors that gather data from the outside world," Krief explained. "These devices then learn something from that data, and then communicate what they find seamlessly across an endless network of other devices."

Roe said the B2B executive envisions that the future of digital workplace is focused on connected products and business processes. Since Samsung is among the top developers working in IoT, this would mean connected devices catering to better user experiences.

On the process side, this indicates operation improvements for IoT and enabling business owners to alter markets by aggressively differentiating their products and services. Roa said tomorrow's IoT will be concentrated on three themes:

1. Human-centered. Defined by smooth connections that defeat barriers—connections to ensure continuously improving data.

2. Open. Technology will surpass connectivity as it connects flawlessly and without conflicts. Future devices must not make the user feel as if they are setting up ancient devices like old VCRs.

3. Collaborative. Everything can be improved, made more useful, and more efficient with the proper application of smart technology. Overcoming an unexpected wave of big data, the future should build meaningful and the most secure solutions even on the most granular level.