IoT is as closest as we have gotten to AI in recent history. After all, what’s the point of running a business without digitizing it in the 2020s? Since IoT can truly boost the effectiveness of your business, it’s a great long-term investment. But since decision-making must be done carefully, you first need to have a talk with yourself.
Here are some of the top questions you need to ask yourself.
What are the core issues I’m trying to resolve?
IoT technology has the power to resolve countless problems. But there should be some of the core problems you currently have that require resolving. For example, you might be trying to figure out the exact location or the type of utility that’s been used up the most, or it could be to manage your collection of vehicles via interconnectedness, or it also could be to implement newer procedures to fulfill remote treatment processes in a hospital and this list goes on – you first must find out the core problem.
Who’s going to design my IoT system?
There’s an amazing design behind any beautifully constructed house, and the same theory applies to IoT solutions as well. But designing an interconnected web of an IoT system incorporating a layer of software architecture is not an easy task.
But given how that’s the most important aspect of the bigger picture, it’s much better to hire a company that doesn’t outsource designing or developing. If the chosen company has prior experience in handling projects of your kind, it’s an added advantage that only boosted the quality of the service.
What’s the status of the response units connected to IoT sensors?
The core idea of IoT systems is to gather data via sensors, evaluate them, and act accordingly. But here’s the problem; how effective is the response? For example, let us assume that you’ve implemented an IoT system for monitoring your utilities. The system constantly updates you on the resource expenditure and the overall condition of the machinery and whatnot.
But all of a sudden, you’re alarmed and informed of a sudden surge of fuel consumption, or electricity consumption. If the system wasn’t designed to act for each condition, the functionality of the system would be below par.
For example, the IoT system should be able to evaluate the statistical data and decide whether the machinery needs maintenance, or whether the existing machinery capacity is not enough. Since this list goes on, the design and the development of the IoT system must be done with great responsibility.
Do I still need human interaction?
Ruling out all sorts of human interaction is the final objective of IoT. But when it comes to the practical execution of some operations, the involvement of humans is essential.
For example, there are thinking areas that can only be fulfilled by AI, and since IoT doesn’t have that, and since none of the modern technologies have that you should think about instances during the process where professionals are required.