Automate your Lifestyle with the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is the concept of connecting multiple devices via the internet, creating a smart and reliable system. The ‘things’ are sensor-embedded devices that gather, store, analyze, and respond to data. In recent years, the Internet of Things has been making major lifestyle improvements possible. This process of automation is all set to progress in the future, providing further benefits, perhaps including some that we have yet to imagine.

Increased Security and Convenience

If your workplace demands long hours, commuting, overtime, or dealing with late meetings, your house may be unattended for long periods of time. With automation and the Internet of Things though, you can keep track of what’s happening. For example, smart surveillance systems in your home can notify you immediately if someone tries to break in. With a simple tap on your phone, you can monitor any room. This type of system can be set to scare off burglars or to alert the authorities immediately without your intervention.

In the same manner, you can grant access for the plumber from your workplace via your smartphone. No more waiting around for someone who calls to say that he or she can’t make it after all. You no longer need to be physically present to communicate with visitors. A smart system can put you in contact with arrivals wherever you are.

A system like this is also useful for keeping track of family members or pets. It’s great for security or just for staying in touch. This tool can take the worry out of days when you need to be away from home.

Smart Fridges and Groceries Shopping

After a hard day at work, your only desire might be to enjoy a glass of Chardonnay and your favorite cheese. When you get home, however, you discover that you’re out of both! How great would it be if you could check the contents of your fridge via your smartphone? With the Internet of Things, you could consult your kitchen from the store.

Even better, how amazing would it be if the fridge automatically connected to an e-commerce site to have expired or used items delivered by the time you got home? Using the Internet of Things, this could become an extremely convenient reality for you. This technology can also apply to other devices, such as thermostats, washing machines, and ovens.

Enjoyable Traveling and Road Safety

The Internet of Things revolution is already making major changes in the way people travel. Hotels can make tourists’ stay more comfortable by building in sensors in air-conditioning systems, remote control lighting, and coffee-makers. It can also extend to presenting personalized digital art on room walls!

The Internet of Things has the possibility of quietly orchestrating environments to the needs of individuals. In terms of airlines, it could improve the checking in experience by helping customers navigate around the airport and by monitoring the whereabouts of bags.

The in-flight experience itself might also be optimized via sensors that detect how tired or nervous each passenger is, as well as drawing on data to determine how much time passengers have to make their next connection and perhaps advising them on where to sit on the plane for a quick exit.

On the road, intelligent traffic control systems will make vehicles smart enough to alter their speed depending on the situation ahead.

With Internet of Things gadgets making our lives easier and performing independently once we’ve given our instructions, there will be more free time for everyone. That time can be used creatively, for recreation, or for work. Many people are very ready to spend more time with friends and family.

The potential benefits of the Internet of Things are staggering. We’re at the very edge of transformation to improve ways of working and living. Contact us here at Cognoscape if you’d like to learn more about the future of automation and technology.

Changing Your Business with Automation

Automation refers to the use of different control systems in combination with many types of software and machinery, including manufacturing processes, network processes, aircraft and shipbuilding, and much more, all with minimal human intervention. Today, many of these automated processes are incorporated in our businesses, reducing the need for labor and saving resources. At the same time, in most cases, this increases the speed, quality, and accuracy of the processes.

The potential for using this technology to transform business and personal lives is incredible. We are beginning to see that we can have automation anywhere, giving time back to people so that they can be more creative and influential. More and more industries are automating processes, but this should not be of too much concern for employees who worry about their jobs. In many businesses, for example, pools of copy typists become editors in the face of automation. With increased responsibility, opportunities for learning, and less manual work, the potential for job satisfaction grows, too.

Spontaneity

Imagine that your company suddenly receives a massive new order and your staff can handle just 50%. Now throw in a ridiculous deadline.

Automation can help businesses complete their work with great quality, eliminating any human errors and data duplication. It will work for you without fatigue. If this sounds a little too much like The Terminator movies, note that human staff can still monitor and ensure that quality is maintained, focus on the customer experience, and improve other, valuable areas of the business.

Flexible Application

Automation can take place in public or private clouds, desktops, or servers. Whether the business is a banking institution or a logistics and transportation company, with imagination, you can apply automation anywhere.

Save time, money, and frustration by using flexible technology that in turn gives you daily flexibility.

Cutting Costs

When you automate tasks, you don’t need to worry about having enough staff to cover the work, nor too many people, which would be a waste of resources. Automation will finish the tasks, no matter how big or small, without incurring additional costs.

Simplify the IT

The larger the company, the bigger the requirement for more complex IT tasks. As a company grows, so can the time and budget needed for manual installations or software writing.

Automation innovation is replacing these laborious processes, implementing ‘bots’ to do the work of learning and growing. As a result, IT professionals would be able to focus on solving more important issues for company performance, while the automation software adapts to changes in the system.

More Freedom

When employees have to perform repetitive tasks, they can’t really focus on high-value work. Take sending emails to business prospects for example. This can take hours every week, if not every day. The most valued aspect of automation is allowing employees to dedicate their time to more valuable pursuits. For example, following up leads, or customizing responses to clients.

Leave the mundane work to be automated. When employees are excited about actually getting to do their jobs, about innovation, and improvements, companies grow.

Many jobs that are common today will disappear soon. This thought might be terrifying at first glance, but when jobs become redundant – such as some copy typing positions and many telephone operators – the creation of advanced positions is the natural result, such as editors, quality control officers, and customer service agents.

The more processes you automate, the more resources you will have left for innovation and progress. Or for enjoying more free time. With automation possible anywhere, it’s up to you. Contact Cognoscape, LLC and we’ll help you get started!