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3 Ways the Internet of Things Has Impacted Business

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the way business is conducted as new technology continues to guide us through modern day business. The Internet of Things is a complex field that brings together hardware, firmware, software development and data management. IoT devices are cost-effective and impactful when it comes to helping companies gather big data, monitor operations, predict equipment breakdowns and streamline operations. Knowing the types of IoT solutions that exist can help you determine the right ones for your business.

Gather Big Data with IIoT  

Did you know you can use the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to monitor operations and gather big data? IIoT uses a wide variety of IoT sensors that enable a company to optimize and streamline operations, introduce automation, ensure security, save costs and more. By gathering big data, IIoT gives a birds-eye-view on business, allowing it to become data-driven. IIoT solutions typically incorporate machine learning algorithms to process big data faster and help streamline and automate operations further. Business operations have become increasingly efficient with the use of IIoT.

 Android Firmware Development

Android devices are more common for IoT solutions as they are highly customizable and significantly cheaper than Apple devices. As they can all sync up together, Android devices can be distributed throughout your business, so everyone is connected on the same firmware. Meaning companies can create cost-efficient device fleets for their business, so anything can be controlled at the touch of a button – from all of the lights in your building to other media devices around the office.

These types of solutions often allow IoT engineers to do the following:

  • Build a custom launcher
  • Establish IoT sensors, sensor connections, and operations
  • Enforce custom security policies
  • Administer security policies
  • Port the latest version of Android OS
  • Establish over-the-air (OTA) updates and device management capabilities, like monitoring

Embedded Software Development Solutions

Embedded software development solutions involve building software that is able to communicate commands to devices that comprise an IoT ecosystem. These devices could be: smartphones, tablets, IoT sensors, RFID scanners and antennas and beacons all of which allow business operations to function more smoothly. These devices can help you track and monitor your business’s assets and staff.

These solutions also include:

  • Custom embedded system development
  • Android firmware
  • Product prototyping
  • Hardware manufacturing
  • Device management
  • SDK development
  • Inter-device data exchange protocol management

There is a realm of possibilities for Internet of Things solutions that can help improve business operations. As the world of IoT transforms both personal and business life, staying up-to-date with the latest training and certifications is important to help further business, a career, or protect your employees. EPTACoffers a variety of online and in-person solder training courses and IPC certifications.

About EPTAC

For over 30 years, EPTAC has been a leading provider of solder training and IPC certification. We provide professionals with the tools and training they need to advance their careers and improve their businesses. With 19 locations across North America, our solutions and instructional staff provide easy access to knowledge that will enhance your business model and help you meet and exceed industry demands. For more information call 800.643.7822 or contact us