The Internet of Things: Are you Ready?

85% of businesses are already considering, exploring, or implementing an IoT strategy.

The Internet of Things is becoming increasingly integral to our daily lives. From connected homes to cars to fitness wearables, virtually anything can be connected from almost anywhere. Consumers are leading the charge to hyper-connectedness, where lines are blurring into our work lives as industries, companies, employees and customers expect the same connectedness and value created by IoT to span their full lifestyle.

IoT is having a transformative impact on business and that pace will only continue to accelerate. IoT is improving manufacturing processes, streamlining supply chains, initiating more frequent and in-depth customer interactions and providing insightful new data as business leaders look to make more informed, data-driven decisions. Organizations around the world are turning to IoT solutions to help accelerate how they operate, innovate and compete. It is predicted that the number of globally connected devices has surpassed the number of human beings on the planet and will continue to grow exponentially in the near future.

There are many ways IoT can help unlock business value:

  • Increase Revenue
  • Reduce Costs
  • Streamline Operations
  • Improve Visibility
  • Enhance Client Interactions

Case Study:  Farmer’s Fridge Delivers Fresh Healthy Food Options:

Farmer’s Fridge is using AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) services to make fresh, wholesome food options easily accessible to those on-the-go. AT&T is the primary provider connecting the company’s smart fridges on one scalable platform. Each morning, Farmer’s Fridge drivers deliver freshly prepared food in temperature-monitored vans.  They place the meals in connected fridges in locations like office buildings, convenience stores, hospitals, schools and more.

An AT&T Global SIM card and IoT services are part of the fridges. They monitor and automatically adjust the temperature. They also help Farmer’s Fridge ensure its customers only get the freshest foods. That’s why the fridges will automatically shut down after 2 hours if there’s a power outage.

Farmer’s Fridge also uses IoT technology to:

  • Monitor inventory. Farmer’s Fridge gets reports in near real-time. At close of business every day, a report lets the kitchen know which foods to prepare for the following day and in what quantity. The connected fridges also alert drivers to their delivery route for the following morning, based on the inventory data collected.
  • Improve life of equipment.They can monitor the status of fridges; alerts come in right away if maintenance is needed.
  • See revenue faster.They can process credit card transactions in near real-time.

 6 in 10 organizations claim to have some type of IoT initiative underway.

Discuss your IoT strategy with Carrier Access to learn about tailored solutions to meet your business needs and objectives.

May 31, 2017

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