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Emerging IoT Business Opportunities

As linked business devices and smart home and workplace gadgets take over the market, the Internet of Things (IoT) has gained even more momentum.

There’s an interesting academic sidelight to this. It’s called the Internet of Strings. Or IoSt. It was created in Berkeley a few years ago by mathematicians. They saw the coming Internet of Things as too corruptible by business and political factions.

String Theory protects free speech and unfiltered thought. Berkeley went to String Theory. This theory is pretty complicated. It’s not comprehensible to most laypersons.

In cyberspace, String Theory creates strings of communication avenues. These avenues can then be utilized. Avenues exchange information. For automation. Or even to make payments using cyber currency. It’s an amazing tool. This tool is just now coming into its own.

It’s not being publicized much outside of academic circles as yet. But the Internet of Strings is something to keep your eye on. Do you feel doubtful about the Internet of Things? Keep your options open, and your powder dry. This is the keen advice of most successful entrepreneurs, CEOs, and techies.

With higher income comes new opportunities for businesses to use IoT.
Watch out for these emerging B2B IoT trends.

1. Voice-Activated Business Tech

With the rising popularity of IoT devices, business-to-customer interactions are evolving.
Consider using modern speech technologies.  Siri, Alexa, and Cortana search for items. The consumer orders.
This one area of IoT will explode in the future.
Tech-savvy businesses may seize this chance.
Voice technologies will replace customer service professionals and virtual assistants.
They may improve customer service, offer a seamless experience, and increase efficiency.

2. Retail Data Analysis

Recent technical advances enabled IoT.
Smartwatches, digital thermostats, and smart speakers are all linked and collect data.
These devices are common. They may easily supply data from the retail industry.
Tracking client activity in physical stores may be quite beneficial to business owners.
Data from the cash register, shop cameras, and mobile customer applications may be linked to developing customer care solutions.
The data may be used to optimize labor or inventory demands based on peak customer activity periods of the day or week.


Every internet-connected device increases danger and susceptibility.
Many new specialty cyber organizations are developing, all claiming to safeguard you and your business.
For any organization, selecting the appropriate cyber firm is like “merging houses with someone.”
Insurance is a close neighbor.
Businesses increasingly want to cover their cyber risk, which is costly.
Faster and more selective coverage.
These are industries poised for rapid expansion.

4. Internet Telephony

Office desk phones have become an extremely adaptable communications device.
Making phone calls is merely one of the hundreds of capabilities that mobile phones enable.
Envision increasing proactive usage of social media. Based on location and proximity, marketers and reps get triggered to interact. Queries and problems don’t exist.

5. Property Business

Environmentally friendly industrial structures are in high demand.
Investors are unaware industrial businesses.
You should invest if the building has enough IoT devices.
Inventory systems have IoT sensors and RFID tags.
We’ve got smart shelves and temperature sensors.
These gadgets improve corporate infrastructure. And any building’s worth.
Anyone searching for new business prospects should look at the IoT real estate boom.

6. Retail Seasonal Business

Many individuals possess smart speakers. The majority use them to purchase.
As voice search software improves, more individuals will utilize it to purchase for loved ones.
SEO gurus, e-commerce marketing experts, and others will gain new jobs.

7. Health Monitoring

We’ll see more patient monitoring.
The capacity to monitor a patient without them needing to visit the office. Reducing expenses.  Increasing the quality of treatment.
This is already happening. It is expanding with its potential.

8. Telemedicine

The usage of IoT in the health industry is noteworthy. It allows medical providers to provide remote treatment.
Now it’s conceivable to operate on patients or check their health from afar.
In a sense, the application of IoT in medical services has changed the industry.

9. Inventory Control

IoT can help retailers better manage their inventory.
In e-commerce or traditional retail business, storing and monitoring items is a costly process.
IoT devices may detect low stock and immediately purchase replacements.
This saves time, space, and money.
This reduces the customer’s bill without affecting earnings.

10. Eldercare

IoT can be used to help the elderly and anyone who needs help, in my opinion.
IoT devices can help them keep track of their food and other needs, preventing shortages.
People who cannot care for themselves can use such gadgets to check their security and health.

Image Credit: Marek Levak; Pexels; Thank you!

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