IoT Technology is changing the world around us. Thanks to IoT Technology, we can now connect almost any device, be it a car, watch or a consumer good, to the Internet and thus making it easier for people to perform tasks easily and effortlessly. But for the business standpoint, embracing IoT technology is not that easy as it the implementation process is extremely complex in nature and demands intervention of professionals.
There is no denying of the fact that IoT technology is making it possible for business owners to perform tasks more efficiently and effectively and that too without incurring extra cost. In fact, IoT technology is actually helping businesses to cut down production cost by enabling them to perform tasks in a safe and secure environment.
IoT technology has innumerable advantages. So, you might be thinking that this new technology is getting adopted by all organization, right? Well, this is not the case in reality. The adaptation of IoT technology is still in its infancy. It is the implementation of IoT technology that makes all the difference. Most organizations are clueless when it comes to implementing IoT technology.
The main problem of IoT technology implementation is that IoT technology is not a single technology rather it is a combination of multiple technologies working in tandem to create a robust and safe environment for the business organizations. Typically, IoT-based solutions are made of two types of technologies – existing ones and the new ones. All you have to do is to figure out how to combine multiple technologies into a single entity so that every single operation gets automated.
You might be tricked into believing that in this era, all devices are interconnected by default and we are not blaming you for believing in this theory. But this is not the case; just because you can control the output of a connected device via your phone, it does not mean that the devices are interconnected and they are exchanging data or sharing information. This is the reason why you have not come across many IoT-enabled consumer goods. In fact, you will have to spend hours and have to fork out good amount of money to find IoT-enabled devices even in this 21st century.
Another major challenge that people face while trying to implement IoT Technology is the vast number of protocols. There are way too many protocols available like ZigBee, We-Mo, Z-Wave, Bluetooth low energy, Thread etc and managing these multiple protocols is a nightmare. These protocols are actually wireless technologies that are used to connect devices wirelessly. But each protocol has its unique operating range, radio frequency and the ability to support multiple devices. In truth, there is no standard or rule available so far when it comes to integrating protocols.
However, IoT companies are trying their level best to overcome the challenges of IoT technology implementation so that more and more people can get benefited from IoT solutions and their innumerable advantages.