Four (4) Compelling Reasons Not To Be Left Behind In The IOT Race


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IOT Race in On

Most of us own some form of assets – either personally or through your companies. Every day, we keep on asking about our assets. If you think “healthy” or “body” is an “asset”, the most obvious questions you will ask is whether “am I healthy?“, “how many steps I have taken today?“, “what are my blood pressure and weight?“, “how do I stay healthy“, “why my blood pressure is too high?

And if you owned a factory or shops – you might ask “what is my production volume today?“, “where are my supplies and whether is it enough or overstock?“, “why my equipment keep on failing?“, “how do I increase my yield?

All of these questions will be answered if we know the conditions of our assets. It can be easily done by attaching the suitable sensors and measurements. But of course, you need to see the correlations between all these readings to make a better meaning and see whether other factors affect each other. Sensors that are connected either wirelessly or fixed with the capability to derive insights on their data is what we called “Internet of Things” or simply “IoT”.

There are four compelling reasons for businesses to adopt IoT:

  1. Monitoring – The capability for us to monitor the asset’s condition, what is the external environment and how it’s being utilised.
  2. Control – You can personalise the user experience by controlling the asset functions. It will be able to trigger certain events when to reach a threshold.
  3. Optimisation – The ability to enhance product performance by allowing predictive diagnostics, service, and repair.
  4. Autonomous – The “holy grail” would be a fully automated operation of all the above when the product or asset is run automatically, able to coordinate with other products, autonomously enhance the product operation and personalisation and finally do self-diagnosis and service.

All of the above will translate to:

  1. Improved performance and higher productivity
  2. Reduced operational costs
  3. Create new innovative products
  4. New source of revenue growth

Any organisations that are not able to understand the benefits and impact of IoT to their businesses and unwilling to embrace IoT, they will be at risk of being left behind within the next 1-2 years.

What do you think? Are we ready for IoT today? If not – why…?

About the Author

Dr. Mazlan Abbas is an IOT Evangelist, Thought Leader and CEO of REDtone IOT. You can reach him on LinkedIn at or Twitter at . For further details, check out

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2 thoughts on “Four (4) Compelling Reasons Not To Be Left Behind In The IOT Race

  • September 27, 2016 at 1:09 am

    IoT – In order to reach optimal KPI the owner of the KPI needs to adopt the philosophy of IyT, that is internet your things. For you to reach to optimal condition of your asset, you have to internalise the spirit of IoT by physically adopt the IyT. The holy grail of successful implementation of IoT is the availability and proliferation of Internet ready wireless network. As stakeholder/s of the asset/s, by IyT to monitor, to control and to optimise, the KPI of the stakeholder/s can be sustained and improved. Therefore, if the stakeholder asset is health, by IyT, you are ensured of healthy living; if the stakeholder/s asset is a plot of cultivated land of brinjals, you can be assured of bumper harvest; if the stakeholder/s asset is a system of rubbish collection, you can rest assured, the target KPI will be achieved.

    • December 10, 2016 at 5:44 am

      Thanks for your comments. Regardless whether the term is IoE or IyT, the essence is to make our lives much better. Hopefully the new generation can replace the old mindset of the management.


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