Have you ever taken a furious look at your office and thought how you just want to get rid of all the cables lying on the floor? Such reactions usually happen when we need to repair something or take out one of the cables from the bundle under the table. Luckily, tech masterminds whose job is to come up with new, useful business solutions might have heard you craving a cable-free office. Say hello to the wireless realm called the Internet of things (IoT).
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Abandoning the cabled world
New tech trends are definitely changing the way we deal with our business tasks. Ever since IBM introduced the first PC, we have been on a highway of technological progress. But things got realy accelerated with the introduction of smartphones. They have overtaken the IT market over the last few years, causing a massive earthquake in our business and personal lives. Thanks to their widespread presence, we can already use them as application-powered remote controls for numerous activities and devices. But they will be reaching their full potential as the Internet of Things keeps developing.
Single wireless unit
How will the IoT make your business work easier? First of all, you will be able to control every Wi-Fi-friendly item you have in your office from any part of the world. You will only need a smartphone and access to the Internet. All the items that have Bluetooth or wireless accessibility will be manageable from a distance. For example, you have a morning meeting in the office and you do not want your office to be warm before your partners arrive. You can simply turn on your heating system before you get there. Secondly, every office worker will be able to adjust all the parameters in their offices to optimal values. Such usability of the IoT will minimize energy losses and save your assets. It is expected to look similar to this smart home.
Flexibility for office devices
The times when you had to rearrange the whole office for an appointment are behind us. With the Internet of Things, you can have a computer in one room and have a presentation in another one. Every single moment of time saved through the use of this modern technology will result in significant time saving in general.
In addition, such wireless-enhanced devices can be placed throughout a company. For instance, creating thematic hubs could be a very efficient strategy for your work organization. One desk could be a printing hub, where all the documents would be printed; just make sure that the ink cartridge is always full. Another corner could be a gaming lounge, equipped with a wireless TV-set.
To prove that the IoT has already launched a real revolution in the way you can run an office these days, we would like to present you the Babble Voice Privacy System. No matter if you speak on your landline phone or your smartphone, this device simply masks the words you say, emitting indistinctive words in the space around you. It is mean to protect the privacy of office workers; read more about it in NY Times.
Also, today’s businesspeople can increase their efficiency by getting a powerful Internet thing – a smartwatch. A sort of a modern pager, this device will inform you on your latest e-mail messages and remind you of important business tasks. You only have to have access to the Internet to make it work.
As you can see, things are getting spiced up in the business world. Employees and employers should take advantage of these new trends and use the IoT to improve their work productivity.
Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He is currently working with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites and regular contributor to Technivorz.