“We are already seeing a rapid rise in smart
buildings, for example, which can reduce
energy costs using sensors that detect how
many occupants are in a room”
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The Internet of Things:
increased productivity and
bigger profits for all
“It won’t be long before we will not only be
able to send an engineer to an appliance
knowing what is precisely wrong with it, but
they have all the equipment to repair it.
“And it won’t be long before we
are sending engineers because we
can see that the device will fail in
three of four weeks’ time and we are
doing preventative maintenance,
intervening before problems arise.”
The two quotes are just a part of a
speech given by the managing director
of a leading boiler manufacturer
earlier this month (see page ten).
Carl Arntzen, of Worcester Bosch, who
included the forecasts as part of a speech on
the future of fuel, believes the above will be
possible because of the Internet of Things
(IoT), which will have a huge bearing on
the heating industry going forward.
The IOT was fi rst mentioned in a
presentation made to multi-national
manufacturer, Procter & Gamble, in
1999. In the two decades since, it has
evolved from the convergence of wireless
systems and the internet.
This convergence has helped tear down
the silos between operational technology
and information technology, enabling
unstructured machine-generated data to be
analysed for insights to drive improvements.
And these improvements will be prevalent
in billions and billions of connected devices,
including those in the heating industry.
be able to generate more revenue.
Carl added that that extra connectivity
will enable Worcester to offer a whole
bunch of new services to customers.
This will no doubt lead to more work
for the installers and engineers around
the country and knowing in advance what
the job will entail and what equipment is
required will lead to time savings, increased
productivity and bigger profi ts for all.
Tim Wood, editor
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We are already seeing a rapid rise in
smart buildings, for example, which can
reduce energy costs using sensors that
detect how many occupants are in a room.
The IoT encourages companies to rethink
the ways they approach their industries
and markets and gives them the tools
to improve their business strategies.
Those that do so will benefi t by being able
to monitor their overall business processes,
improve the customer experience, save
time, enhance employee productivity,
integrate and adapt business models,
make better business decisions; and
perhaps, most importantly for any business,