We are surrounded by technology that promises to eliminate hassle from our lives by ‘learning’ what we want and when. With the Internet of Things, we connect objects to the internet to be able to control them remotely, or facilitate communication between them without involving humans!
In the business space, efficiency is a game-changing metric. Even a tad bit of improvement in your business efficiency can prove to be your edge over competitors. IoT is not only improving the way we live in our homes, but also making workplaces more secure, efficient, and smart.
We typically spend 8-10 hours a day at work. It isn’t shocking to want that space automated using IoT. Smart office systems are steadily gaining momentum. The market amounted to $22.21 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $46.11 billion by 2023, believing this latest report.
IoT in the workplace can include an array of hardware components and technologies such as smart devices, AI, robots, etc., that open you to newer opportunities.
The Pros of a Smart Office Powered by IoT
There are benefits of switching to smart office systems:
Smart office systems are changing the future of work. Are you on board?
Intelligence in Office: Use Cases and Examples
Despite the huge growth potential in the concept, the smart office market is still in its nascent stage of development.
Here are a few solutions you can consider for your workplace as a step towards intelligent office systems:
Few IoT devices in the office space will have a keyboard. Which means voice control will be the standard communication mode with IoT devices in the workplace just as in the home. An array of devices in the workplace will be coordinated with the help of a single virtual digital assistant- making it seamless to get things done in the workplace.
Managing IoT Devices in the Workplace
As is with any other innovation, organisations will need to have a policy around the use of IoT devices in the workplace. Policies and access control are necessary for the sanity and security of any workplace.
Enterprises will also need to formulate rules around what kind of devices their staff can bring in themselves. IT teams will have to work hard to ensure that devices connected to corporate networks are secure and safe from external and potential internal threats.
Despite the benefits of IoT in the workplace, consumers have shown skepticism to adopting the technology. Intelligent offices have more than just automated lighting and temperature controls. They help achieve energy efficiency, process efficiency, and workplace security, resulting in a higher ROI.
Intelligent office space can become key to your employer branding efforts and help you attract the best talent. A slight improvement in your business efficiency can become a powerful competitive advantage.
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