The Internet of Things is revolutionizing business processes, providing real-time data on everything from supply chains to customers to equipment status. This ebook, based on the latest special report from ZDNet and TechRepublic
, explores a host of ways IoT is improving operations and delivering business value to enterprises around the world. From the ebook:
The collection and analysis of data from sensor-equipped devices in order to achieve a business or organisational goal—a.k.a. the Internet of Things, or IoT—is a key component in the wave of digital transformation underpinning the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Although the IoT has been discussed and analysed for many years (ZDNet’s first special report on the subject was in January 2013), there’s a widespread sense that the pieces are now falling into place for it to begin delivering real value for businesses of all kinds, and not just early adopters. Business value will flow from real-time information about operations, supply chains and customers, which (if analysed properly) should translate into lower costs and increased revenues. Better information about business processes should also lead to lower environmental impact and wiser investment decisions.