When it comes to cloud, we are aware of its scalability, low maintenance, cost-effectiveness and reliability. Organizations have been successfully implementing dynamic IoT solutions by harnessing the power of cloud computing.
So here’s how cloud computing can impact IoT efforts:
Offers Security and Reliability: Many businesses, for long, held reservations about uploading their data on Cloud. They felt they would lose their ability to touch or feel the data and also questioned its protection. Due to this, many companies rejected cloud computing. While the cloud providers have started deploying security measures in place, many businesses are now trusting this technology for uploading and safekeeping of their data. Vendors now equip businesses using their cloud solutions with the tools which will help them take ownership of the security of their data. As security of the cloud progresses further, it allows companies to more efficiently and securely interact with their IoT devices. Realizing the undeniable benefits cloud offers along with the security features it possesses, organizations have begun to adopt cloud solutions as a trusted and even preferred approach.
Facilitates Data Integration: Organizations have invested in big data, bringing together information from various sources so that they help them make quicker and more accurate decisions. Systems like CRM, ERP, etc are very efficient in generating and storing a large amount of data or record changes that happen across an organization. Companies have now begun adopting IoT as part of their data strategy to provide real-time information, offering greater visibility in terms of how a business is operating. This opens up business for multiple opportunities like streamlining costs, discovering new business models, generating higher revenue and increasing operational efficiency.
Pairing IoT and Cloud: Both cloud and IoT bring their own set of benefits to the table. They are beneficial in different types of environments which often makes a distributed computing framework best suited for IoT deployments. Though businesses have been viewing both these separately, for all the necessary workflows that Cloud enables, there are many advantages of integrating edge computing into a solution.
Cloud technology has now become more widely accepted across multiple industries as businesses have begun to realize its strength and capabilities. As the cloud landscape changes, so do IoT. With more devices being introduced every day, a greater need for efficient device management and tighter security is the need of the hour. So when utilized efficiently, organizations are better able to match their computing to their business requirements and take faster, accurate decisions, creating real business value and generating higher ROI.