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The Contributions of IoT in the Remote Work Revolution

By CIOReview | Wednesday, July 29, 2020

FREMONT, CA: The Integration of IoT devices into the supply chain allows teams to remotely access the necessary information to track shipments, prevent theft or damage, and monitor their inventory. IoT is expected to grow to 5.8 billion endpoints by the end of 2020.

While many organizations are calling their employees back to workplaces, there is still a high risk in doing this fullscale, especially as many experts are expecting a second wave of the coronavirus in the near future. Also, organizations from around the world have realized the positive aspects of having distributed teams, which include lower overhead costs and higher productivity levels. As more industries try to explore the benefits of remote work, technology has played a significant role in the transition. Internet of things (IoT) has been driving the remote work revolution in sectors such as supply chain, healthcare, and manufacturing. IoT is expected to grow to 5.8 billion endpoints by the end of 2020.

Let us discuss how IoT can empower remote work: The Supply Chain Sector Becoming more Efficient with IoT

The integration of IoT devices into the supply chain allows teams to remotely access the necessary information to track shipments, prevent theft or damage, and monitor their inventory. IoT sensors can share real-time data to team members in distributed locations, allowing them to take immediate action to maintain the flow of everything. 

IoT Empowers MedTech

Medical technology has witnessed a spurt of demand for its medical devices and solutions since the rise of COVID-19, which, as usual, have accelerated innovation and development rate. The demand has been increased by the need to access medical services in remote areas, maintain physical distance due to infection risk, and achieve efficient networks of medical vehicles.

IoT remote monitoring solutions can help healthcare professionals access every information without being within physical proximity to the patient. This is very important while dealing with COVID-19 patients. Remote IoT monitoring solutions can also allow physicians to deliver care while patients are not at hospitals.

Cost-Effective Monitoring of Remote Manufacturing

IoT remote monitoring devices in manufacturing plants enable teams to monitor and manage their assets' performance without being physically present. For instance, cloud sensors connected to cloud platforms can record and deliver information usage, condition, and temperature of the machines in real-time. IoT systems can diagnose, detect, and troubleshoot problems without any human assistance, which reduces the extra time and money spent on workers travelling to and from work. 

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