The pandemic has prompted many organizations, both small and large to adopt intelligent connectivity solutions. IoT or the Internet of Things is one such technological solution that helped organizations to seamlessly transit from traditional working environments to digital/remote working environments with ease.
So, what does the future of IoT look like in 2022? Read on to find out!
Exciting IoT Trends for 2022 that you should know about
Advancements in IoT for Healthcare Industry
For the past few years, the healthcare industry has been tinkering with the idea of integrating IoT into healthcare services. And now, this industry is one of the forerunners when it comes to IoT adoption & innovation.
With the help of IoT, various types of healthcare products like wearable sensors, tracking devices & indoor navigation technology are being discovered. IoT systems can also be integrated with health monitors & sensors to improve the lighting systems.
Improvements in Security with IoT Advancements
Cybersecurity is an important topic that is being discussed in this digital era. Be it 2021 or 2022, organizations will put more impetus on securing their internal networks and data.
Many studies have pointed out that IoT network hacking will become a common thing in 2022. Therefore, more and IoT service providers will focus on increasing the security of IoT sensors/devices so that organizations don’t have to cut back their IoT spending.
Integration of IoT with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
IoT is redefining the AR/VR market with cutting-edge solutions for the future. Innovative IoT solutions built in 2022 and beyond coupled with AR/VR will bring together digital and the physical worlds. These solutions will help tech startups, SMEs and large organizations to seamlessly apply IoT data in AR/VR technologies and reap benefits like new opportunities, reduced costs & increased profits.
In the coming days, organizations that combine these trailblazing technologies may be able to educate stakeholders about virtual proto types of equipment and products. This will help in preparing various effective strategies to improve productivity and drive business growth.
Better Management of Workforce
The onslaught of the pandemic forced many small & large organizations to go remote. They heavily invested in cutting-edge technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, 5G and Automation tools to simplify remote work. But, the addition of IoT alongside these technologies in 2022 can help companies streamline remote workforce management and improve productivity. Some of the futuristic applications of IoT technology include the utilization of beacons & sensors in customer service and employee safety protocols.
Enhanced Customer Service & CRM Systems
IoT is primarily leveraged to obtain/extract useful information in real-time. With this technological solution, organizations can seamlessly improve Customer Resource Management (CRM) systems. How is this made possible?
With sensors and detectors integrated into appliances and devices, companies can seamlessly get all the information about the devices without the customers even knowing about it. They can then trigger CAPAs (Corrective & Preventive Actions) which will certainly improve customer service. This IoT trend will most likely continue and improve in 2022 and beyond!
Redefined and Improved Business Models
There are many case studies, experimental reports and proofs wherein SMEs and large organizations have successfully implemented IoT to improve their business models. IoT facilitates the extraction of credible information in real-time, is used in data analytics to obtain actionable insights, streamlines communication & collaboration which in turn drives growth. IoT is also being increasingly leveraged to automate various processes which help in eliminating bottlenecks and optimizing processes. As IoT advances, more and more organizations will integrate IoT, Ai and allied technologies to transform their business models and reap amazing profits.
These are a few interesting IoT trends that will redefine the way organizations leverage IoT for various business processes.