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What an Entrepreneur Needs to Know about IoT?By CIOAdvisor Apac | Tuesday, February 05, 2019
A company with well organized IT operations can achieve tremendous growth. It can reduce wasteful spending and encourage optimum use of resources. The team members can cope up with the tech-savviness of the modern day technology. However, business leaders and entrepreneurs are reluctant in investing in digital technology. They mainly ignore the Internet of Things (IoT). Entrepreneurs need to educate themselves regarding the digital tools and how they can benefit them and the organization.
Here is what an organization should know about IoT:
Choosing the Right Team
IoT can tackle the challenges the modern day market and technology can throw at a business. It is almost a necessity to plug into the grid if an organization wants to succeed. In other words, the team must have industry-specific expertise. Furthermore, every member of the team from top management to the newest intern must be fully briefed on the IoT. A bottom-up approach to IoT implementation reduces any blockage of information at senior management.
A constant feedback loop to make the employees more interconnected can boost IT operations. For example, a company must consider supplying smartphones exclusively for office use. It can not only positively impact productivity but also generate a heap of useful data which can later be analyzed to improve team productivity. Moreover, a company should not hesitate when it comes to digital training programs because IoT demands continual learning and re-learning of new topics. A digital training regime can keep a company afloat in a turbulent market.
Equipping the Office with Tech
To reinforce the IT operations with IoT, a company must make a workspace as modern as possible. Voice operated virtual assistants can make activities such as refilling the inventory and making general inquiries to help workers achieve more relatively easy. Besides, an interconnected office is vulnerable to breaches, so the IT team must regularly run audits of the security system to ensure the company’s data integrity. Additionally, a company must not hesitate to rely on international expertise when it comes to IoT and general IT affairs. The entire point of IoT is global connectivity. Foreign expertise or partnership often turns out to be the hidden reason for success.