Internet of Things (IoT)
IoT is at the heart of Vodafone Digital Innovations
With our world being more connected than ever before, IoT will transform our lives in ways we can only imagine. Breakthroughs in IoT technologies are enabling new experiences from just about anywhere in the world.
Whether it’s powering virtual learning environments, helping farmers conserve water and grow crops more efficiently or being able to get a health check-up without ever seeing a doctor, Vodafone’s IoT platform is the foundation for the technologies of the future.
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The world has over 50 billion machines constantly communicating with each other. Automation is on the rise and as your business expands, your dependency on Internet of Things communication will increase.
IoT solutions enable businesses to develop new service-based customer propositions and revenue streams, operate more efficiently and increase customer satisfaction to suit your business needs in Qatar. IoT also helps customers to address growing compliance and sustainability requirements.
✔ Operational efficiency IoT enables customers to save time and money by optimizing business processes. Cost saving remains one of the primary drivers for businesses to adopt IoT solutions today as the recovery of one misplaced diesel generator, for example, can cover the installation and running costs of an IoT tracking solution.
✔ Business Models IoT technology can be used to transform your operations and business potential. It can provide the freedom to explore new market opportunities, the information and insight to change business processes, innovate and create new revenue streams.
✔ Compliance IoT can help to address the requirements of regulations affecting the movement of persons and goods, sustainability issues or lone worker safety issues.
✔ Customer Satisfaction IoT technology is making it possible for organizations across industries to engage with their customers in new and innovative ways. Ongoing communication with partners in the supply chain and end customers will help you to better understand their needs, improve customer service and potentially make it possible for you to develop additional value-added services.
✔ Sustainability IoT is playing a significant role in helping to create a more sustainable society. Real-time presence data can be used to optimise energy use for heating, air conditioning, lighting and other building functions. IoT enables intelligent transport, lighting and waste management systems to dramatically reduce energy use. IoT can also increase manufacturing process efficiency, support predictive maintenance and optimise order fulfillment, all of which helps the business to improve efficiency, and reduce energy use and related carbon emissions.
Internet of Things today
Connecting people, devices and systems:
✔ Fleet Management Used in Used in conjunction with satellite-based GPS units and location-based services, IoT provides real-time information such as vehicle location, driver speeds, fuel consumption and employee work time.
✔ Payments IoT provides quick and easy connectivity for mobile payment terminals, e.g. couriers, taxis and remote tradespeople, as well as providing payment solutions for trade shows, exhibitions and sporting events.
✔ Logistics and tracking Track assets on the move and report on their environmental factors such as temperature and humidity using dedicated IoT terminals. Use mobile RFID solutions wherever needed to report on inventory and people movements as they happen.
✔ Security and Surveillance IoT allows remote surveillance and access control by monitoring CCTV images and motion detectors, lighting and access points and opening or locking doors within seconds.
✔ Healthcare Huge opportunities exist for solutions that will remove geographical barriers and make continuous monitoring of biological data less intrusive. Better and more timely information means identification of early warnings and improved patient diagnosis.
✔ Smart metering Used by utility providers to improve energy efficiency, lower operating costs, and to meet carbon reduction commitments. Smart metering also provides up-to-date usage data to consumers – allowing them to track their usage online.
This is just the start! Any service or process that requires remote or mobile devices to be monitored and managed can be enhanced with an automated IoT solution.