How Can IoT Change Consumer and Business World?
The world around us is changing at a fast pace and consciously or unconsciously we are changing too.
Let’s think of the conscious choices we have made to make our lives better. Conscious choices might involve giving up on traditional cooking methods and adopting conventional cooktops and appliances, purifying water before drinking, etc.
Unconscious choices might involve decisions you to keep up with the world like traveling by car as opposed to ancient mediums. These are some choices we make. In either case, the way we live and the world we live in is changing.
That thought brings us to the fact that why are we or the world changing.
The answer — to make our lives easier and our work simpler.
No matter what change you consider, you will see that it has become popular because it has made a good difference in our lives which includes how we interact, live, etc.
In this blog post, we will provide a glimpse into the world that IoT solutions are striving to create with emphasis on how our day-to-day life might change for good. To illustrate this, we will be looking at two categories of people – the service-providers and the consumers.
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When we talk about IoT solutions, the majority of the world population will fall in the category of consumers. Consumers will experience a new level of comfort and this would result in new expectations.
How we define comfort and luxury today might change how we will do that tomorrow.
When IoT laced solutions make everything smarter and more efficient, they might become the new standard of comfort and luxury.
For example, Amazon Echo taking care of your entertainment with just a voice command, Google Home for diverse needs, etc.
Shift in Demands
Over time, as new technologies are taking the center stage, consumer patterns and demands have become complex.
A new product can create new demands which was not the case traditionally.
With IoT devices making our lives simpler, consumers might start looking for smarter devices that will take care of all the things in one go. The shift can be because the new technology creates a need for it or because customers become aware of the benefits that they avail.
The IT support companies and service providers who will be primarily dealing with IoT solutions will also change with time.
They will be tasked with a lot of different responsibilities and will have to face challenges in terms of data handling, security, etc. But, two major responsibilities will be to:
This means that the market should be ready to accept your product. You might have created a hell of a product but the customers are not ready for it. Or there is no use for it in their current routine. That means your IoT solution will fail.
The readiness needs to be gauged from existing trends and respective measures should be taken to ensure that there is a need for your solution.
Adopt Progressive Approaches
Businesses will have to undergo a lot of internal reshuffling in order to meet the needs of the customers and to be effective.
This would mean a revamped hiring strategy, defining efficiency and productivity in line with the new business, providing flexibility like remote opportunities, etc. to keep your business afloat.
IoT has emerged as a cutting-edge solution which is already making way in the consumer world. The more acceptance would mean more substantially visible changes in both consumer and business world,
This post has been written by Chirag, Thumar.
He works as senior web developers in India at NEX. NEX is leading Java software Development Company in India and USA. He also runs his own company which mainly focuses on Java-based web applications using JQuery, Struts, JSF, node.Js, spring, Ext Js, etc. He writes about emergency technology, Java based frameworks & tools, innovative technologies, social media news and online marketing.