4 Enterprise IoT Scenarios To Jumpstart Your Connected Devices Strategy

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The adoption of IoT among enterprises has been accelerated greatly by cloud computing acting like a catalyst. Cloud has enforced the connection of devices with traditional application in business. ERP, and well as platforms of asset tracking, can be considered as examples. Even though it was within the capabilities of the devices to generate telemetry data, such data did not undergo capturing, processing or analyses by the businesses. Communication technologies, like 5G or LTE, evolved to combine with cloud, thus enabling organizations to enjoy the advantage of insights that the applications connected to different devices could deliver.

Network of communication among devices

IoT’s basic use is the network of device-to-device i.e. machine-to-machine communication. It can connect remote or local gadgets, and by doing so, organizations are able to achieve efficacy as they manage to avoid hindrance in production. The platforms of IoT orchestrate communication among devices on the basis of rules that are pre-defined, along with business logic. An example of such communication among devices is the controlling of HVAC on the basis of temperature of ambience according to a thermostat’s reports. In case of industrial scenarios, the manufacturing equipment applicable in the two units of production can be connected to a platform of IoT which is cloud-based. When a disruption in any of the units is detected, the remote site’s equipment gets switched on automatically, for the maintenance of a production level as expected. Contemporary platforms of IoT can deliver some unique M2M capabilities. They bring instant value to the devices connected this way, through the orchestration of workflow.

Centralization of Command as well as Control

In case the devices were made to communicate with each other by the previous scenario, this particular case is focused on establishing connection between devices and software. When remote access is allowed to the devices from the applications, they can be controlled by engineers from any place. Apps on desktop, web as well as mobile devices can turn into remote controls for devices that are installed across different locations. In case some basic reset operations can handle a device, applications can be utilized for remote initiation. Mobile as well as wearable apps can deliver great value by the empowerment of technicians as well as engineers in controlling field equipment from remote areas. Platforms of IoT which are cloud-based can expose the API for apps, for sending instructions to remote devices. Such a scenario brings reduction of support cost via the devices’ remote access.

Remote Monitoring

Devices that are connected have the ability to stream telemetry and state information to the cloud. Through the ingestion of data from the remote devices and transferring them to some centralized repository, the key stakeholders continuously succeed in monitoring the state of the device. When it loses the connectivity or provides unusual pattern of usage, there can be easy isolation for the investigation as well as diagnosis. In case remote control is not supported by the device, then the process of monitoring of the state becomes important for the enterprises. Via the incorporation of rules that are pre-defined rules for triggering actions, the organizations may warn specific teams in case there is a malfunctioning of devices. Such a scenario might extend the original one via intelligent actions. There may be replacement of rules engine with intelligent ML algorithm for accessing historical data and predict device maintenance.

Business Intelligence

Key insights are held by telemetry data that these connected devices ingest. This may be used for the improvement of operation efficacy, production efficiency, as well as resource optimization.  Data run on real time is utilized for the monitoring of the devices’ state, while historical data, aggregated during a long period, can be used for the discovery of actionable insights. The telemetry data, for instance, as ingested by the connected devices, may undergo collection, aggregation, processing, and analyses, for deriving the driving patterns, along with fuel efficacy, as well as optimization of route, and management of fleet.