David Lee is Managing Director of Blueberry, the leading bespoke software house. David started his career as a programmer in the defence industry and then became a technical consultant and project manager in the field of workflow software and business process improvement. Since joining Blueberry in 2010, the business has expanded 5-fold and provides innovative software solutions for clients across all business sectors.
INTERNET OF THINGS - INTEGRATE REAL WORLD DATA INTO YOUR BUSINESS
The “internet of things” (IoT) is one of the technologies of the moment, enabling everything from the “connected” home to real-time management of large scale industrial processes. Essentially, anything that can be measured in the real world using a sensor can have its data collected on a cloud computer, from where it can be securely analysed and used by software applications. This leads to more automated business processes, bringing into them data that would once have been entered only by hand. Types of data that can be collected include such as temperature, pressure, location, angle, light, sound, movement and so on. There are general purposes IoT devices that can be deployed in any application and plug-and-play software frameworks to sensor-enable your business process. Imagine tracking the location and temperature of your refrigerated lorry fleet in real-time or the weather conditions at your worldwide field sites. There is a world of possibilities with this technology!