The Internet knows it all – that’s where we are at the moment, thanks to the massive grid of Interconnected devices we use (and those we will).
But guess where we’ll be in the future? The Internet will “do it all” too.
So there are apps that tell us how overweight we are, our calorific intake, and there are those that also push us to fall down to the floor and do pushups.Then there are washing machines, refrigerators, televisions, cars, and many other machines that connect with each other.
As such, the Internet of things is pushing us towards singularity, as Daniel Newman of Huffington Post puts it.
Daniel believes that this affects each of us, no matter how much of a piece of Sci-fi movie it might sound like.
But I am not talking about how artificial intelligence is going to take over your life.
For now, I can only be sure about where a few companies are doing in regards to the face for the Internet of Things.
Consider Microsoft: In an interview with Maggie Lake of CNN, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks about how Microsoft is pushing itself into the Internet of Things race.
“You have computing everywhere. One thing that happens when you have computing everywhere is that all of this is connected. There are more than 30 billion devices generating 44 ZetaBytes of data by 2019. The real currency with all this data aggregated is finding the small patterns – individually or at an organizational level”
Mr. Nadella is right on the pulse. As I write this, there’s a massive amount of data being consumed, generated, and analyzed — all this for companies to make better decisions and for finding insights that back sound strategies for businesses.
Data is only half the story. The world is getting ready to connect. With the Internet of Things, computers will talk to things.
As machines run, computers will analyze data to talk back to the machines themselves (and not humans who are likely to have left the building by then).
I am on the advisory board of GateHouse – a remarkable company that’s intent on making technology sweat for businesses. Gatehouse’s fields of expertise touch transport, logistics, maritime solutions, technology, satellite, software, and even military.
With clients like DHL, Inmarsat, Maersk Oil, Thales Avionics, and The Marine Exchange of Alaska, Gatehouse is set to wade easily into the future of the intersection of business and technology.
If you were wondering how Gatehouse is special, let’s talk about something as old and traditional as transportation and logistics.
Using a solution such as ghTrack platform, you could pull in any kind of software or hardware to connect with the ghTrack platform.
In essence, ghTrack collects data from all those tracking and monitoring systems and forms meaningful interconnections between data from and to your vendors; between departments, and more.
Say goodbye to expensive and unyielding fleet management systems or transport management systems. Say hello to the flexible ghTrack platform – inexpensive and flexible.
That’s just one example of how an old-timer industry like transport and logistics can be modernized and how IoT can influence. Gatehouse powers technology solutions for other industries too.
It’s exciting to see what IoT can do for us. It’s worth peeping a wee bit into the future to see what lies ahead for all of us.
Will IoT benefit businesses? Absolutely.
Will it change the way we live? More apparently than not.
How do you think IoT will change the way businesses are run?