The Internet of Things (IoT) has helped curate what is the intelligent built environment. This has led to the growth of the prop-tech scenario. This includes several advantages, the first being the prospering of smart cities. Sensors are a key part of this infrastructure of connected devices. Smart commercials are also being propped up by IoT aided devices. Amazon does proactive digital marketing across its network of connected devices for its Go store, as it did in Seattle. Retail stores are doing this using a network of sensors. The third major use is via smart residential areas. Navigation controls are being used in such properties. The French company REIT via its Gecina device is one of the foremost movers in this segment.


Uploaded Date:31st December 2018

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) has already had a tremendous impact in the world of retail, which it is quietly revolutionizing. By the year 2025, IoT in retail could be worth US$ 94 billion according to business intelligence provided by GrandView Research. One such trend is that due to the use of Amazon Go and Zippin, plus initiatives by startups to replace cashiers with cameras, the days of the cashiers seem numbered. IoT is also helping retail outlets in better management of the inventory leading to reduced shrinkage and the supply chain getting streamlined. Beacons are helping the sales process through the use of Bluetooth devices that send event invites or discount coupons to nearby smartphones which have the relevant apps downloaded. While online retail is taking away a chunk of the traditional retail space, ambient commerce is thriving. This is the marriage of the two by combining AI technology and sensors in a physical store setting. Consumer IoT devices have gotten better as can be inferred from the Mozilla Foundation’s list. In- car retail is another development set to come up, especially with the rise of autonomous vehicles.


Uploaded Date:28 December 2018

Manufacturers are now deploying a number of IoT (Internet-of-Things) – based business innovations. IoT is in fact at the forefront of the Industry 4.0 as is being commonly paraded right now. The alignment between manufacturing and IoT is known as the IIoT (Industrial Internet-of-Things). For this the OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) will need to be put in place. Only then can the fuel of this entire process be generated- data. Predictive maintenance depends to a large extent on the availability of data. This data is then processed to gauge the authentic business intelligence. A good example of such integration can be found in Tata Steel’s collaboration with Information Builders to weed out the constraints in the manufacturing process.


Uploaded Date:27 November 2018

Retailers and manufacturers alike worldwide are making liberal use of technology to transform their processes. Amazon is one such example of a digitized company. This trend has also sparked debates about the loss of jobs due to automation. The use of technology to ease processes, transform businesses and gain competitive edge has been a facet every since the Industrial Revolution. But now, thanks to the involvement of smart devices, business intelligence is being captured more sharply. The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is proving to be one of the hottest developments in the so-called Industry 4.0. Its is being used widely in manufacturing. As a result of the widespread connection of smart devices, business analytics operations can now be performed even at the granular level. Predictive analysis is further being used to seek business answers.


Uploaded Date:13 November 2018

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