The vision behind the Internet of Things is to improve our lives.
Are you ready for the Internet of Things (IoT)?
Have you adapted your business model to the new opportunities and demands?
Are you aware of how the Internet of Things will change your software development?
Do you know which technologies and system architectures prevail and which will become obsolete?
Are you clear about the role of the cloud and "Big Data" in the context of IoT?
The Internet of Things links the virtual world with the real one. More and more equipment, goods and everyday objects are equipped with sensors and wireless chips to communicate directly and autonomously with each other and thus can support people or businesses in their activities.
The endeavor is, or should always be, to improve our lives. What used to be dependent from the control of human influence may be automated or can be assisted with the help of the IoT. The network becomes more „intelligent“, may be self-configurable and can control systems. As a result many processes in industry as well as in our lives will change decisively.
Strengthen customer relationships
With the Internet of Things, you have the opportunity to strengthen your customer relationships and promote interactions with your customers. So you may go from a single transaction relationship with individual interactions with your customers to a continuous interaction, which should have a positive effect on customer loyalty and sustainability. Thereby you get direct input from your customers and how they benefit from your products. You get not only a deeper insight into the use of your products, but can also build new services and thus offer more added value to your customers.
Platform is critical
With cloud-based services, you can also build new applications faster. However it is important that these are open and support a broad ecosystem and preferably industry-specific solutions.
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