The advancement of technology grows at an unstoppable rate. In the 21st century, smart devices have become considered essential gadgets in our daily lives. So much so that even few today could understand the present (and a future) without them.
Of course, advances in IT continue their course, intending to make day-to-day life much easier for society, and concepts such as the Internet of Things or IoT (for its acronym in English) land to give promise to it.
But what exactly is the Internet of Things? It is a concept that encompasses those everyday objects or physical device systems that receive and transfer data through wireless connections through computing devices, that is, without (virtually) human intervention.
Hence, many countries have begun to bet heavily on it in recent years. Spain, for example, is already the fourth country in the European Union that invests the most in IoT, behind Germany, France and Italy.
Spain is also considered one of the countries with the most users connected to the Internet, focusing its use on Work, social and personal purposes. Globally, and by 2030, it is estimated that the number of connected devices will increase to 25,000 million.
As far as the professional field is concerned, its relevance was even more evident with the impact of COVID-19.
During the pandemic, 79% of companies with IoT projects in Spain considered this technology a critical element to ensure their business continuity. But, what benefits does implementing IoT offering in the work environment?
Association of Machines
The main characteristic that defines IoT is that it connects objects to the Internet; this makes them communicate with each other to make the most of all applications.
The fact that all the devices are connected allows efficient communication management. In this way, operations will be optimized, which will lead to a reduction in costs for companies.
Minimization of Occupational Stake
Thanks to the Internet of Things, we can minimize occupational risk since no physical operator is performing the task, but rather a sensor that controls everything automatically. In other words, it is the devices connected to the Internet that work autonomously without the need for operators.
Work methods can be more useful if we use the Internet of Things. If the devices are linked to centralized systems, the company can maintain the path of all the elements, collect data and be more efficient in every one of them.
The offices of the future aim to increase their efficiency and be respectful of the environment. Thanks to the Internet of Things, organizations can automatize the job environment by creating an intelligent lighting and heating control system, thus holding it to reduce costs and make the most of energy.