For some sectors, the Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a big news, especially in industry, where the automation of the production chain is well established and evolved. However, the IoT revolution is in the arrival of this technology to people, opening up great possibilities for new products, innovations and businesses.

For companies, the possibilities are even greater: in addition to a completely open and little explored consumer market, the Internet of Things also allows for innovations that can benefit the entire production process and produce strategic gains.

more and more connected

We are increasingly connected and we are not just talking about social networks. Note, for example, the amount of equipment that is connected to your home's Wi-Fi: in addition to mobile devices, we have TVs, video game consoles, security cameras, etc. This serves as evidence that we are undergoing a major shift in the way we use technology.

With the Internet of Things, we are expanding this connection capacity. It doesn't matter if it's a washer and dryer, a refrigerator or a car, every day we will have new objects communicating and integrating IoT and cloud computing. Keep in mind that this is not a future development; it's happening now and companies need to be part of this revolution.

Promises of innovation with the Internet of Things

1. The emergence of new business models

We will have a big change in terms of business models. Similar to the transformations made by the Internet, the Internet of Things will promote innovation in business models, with new approaches and market solutions.

IoT adoption will go far beyond the traditional model of propagating technology innovations from companies to consumers. Even with the emergence of new products aimed at the consumer market, such as wearables and connected homes, the market applied to IoT will also have great strength among companies.

2. It will be much more than connecting things

Together, the Internet of Things and cloud computing offer the key to much innovation, technology and new products. Undoubtedly, we are going to have a lot of news ahead of us aimed at the consumer market and companies, but the great revolution in this new market will be the analysis of a large amount of data generated from the connectivity between people and things. This data will be transformed into strategic information for new businesses and products.

3. The increasingly smart city

The concept of smart cities is linked to an urban transformation integrated with technology, management and urban planning and social actions in the medium and long term. In this context, the Internet of Things will play an active role. However, we will soon see many more smart resources promoting urban mobility, innovation in public administration and in other areas, already with the first results of IoT.

4. The impact will be in all areas

The transformation that the Internet of Things is promoting touches different sectors, including business, government and consumers. The amount of devices that start to connect and the volume of investments that will be made makes this technology a great milestone in history; many even consider that a new industrial revolution is underway. It is possible to imagine the amount of new business that will be generated in areas such as industry, transport, health, defense, agriculture and several others.

5. The Internet of Things will cease to exist

Yes, it will cease to exist. But not because it has become obsolete or because of the emergence of new technologies, but because this concept will be incorporated into people's and companies' daily lives in the same way that the Internet did. Who can survive without a data connection these days?

The Internet of Things and cloud computing are directly connected and that is why Sky.One , as a partner of Amazon Web Services, is always developing research, tools and innovation. Get in touch with our specialists and start developing your innovation and new business projects right now.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.