September 28, 2017
Working remotely is becoming more and more common. What first seemed like a luxury for employees has now become a touchstone of many industries – from the tech world all the way through desk jobs of any variety. If you work off of email, it’s likely you’ve asked your boss for a WFH day at least once. Part of what’s enabled this revolution in the work force is the ability to maintain efficiency even when your employees are working remote. It’s not uncommon for a staff to have members working in different cities.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been instrumental in helping this happen – but that’s not where the beauty of remote work ends. IoT also enables for monitoring devices from afar. IoT provides a platform that allows business owners and their employees to keep an eye on how efficient their tools are working, even if they’re away. What does that mean exactly and why should you care? Let’s dive in.
Keeping Your Business Running
It’s not just about having access to your devices, but being able to tell how well they’re working. You want to be able to tell if there’s an issue coming as soon as possible and you can’t always be on site to handle it. Or maybe you have a device off-site as a part of your business model, like SmartRows fertilizer tracker which Attunix helped them build for market. IoT allows you to be able to identify issues or see how well your devices are working without having to get up from wherever you are. Imagine talking with a client and pulling up data on how your devices are working in real time, right in their conference room.
Not Just for Technical Environments
Monitoring devices from a distance isn’t just a benefit for the tech sector. While IoT is excellent for keeping tabs on how servers are running and tracking data, these same principles can be carried over to virtually any other business model. Whether you’re working in agriculture or retail, being able to access devices you use day-to-day is a huge asset. Managers are able to see if there’s any hiccup in their systems and employees can better track their own progress.
IoT is all about creating new possibilities with the technology you already have. Measuring data is just one of those. Need some help dreaming up how monitoring data and embracing the IoT? Attunix specializes in helping businesses utilize exciting new technologies and turn their minds toward the future. Reach out to us today and we’ll start a conversation on how to make use of the IoT today.