The Internet of Things is getting new practical applications and technological content. This trend has become strong thanks to the ubiquity of cloud services: without them, deploying IoT sensors, interact, and maintain them would be resource-intensive and long-distance tasks. The combination of cloud computing and distributed IoT sensor systems create breakthrough solutions in many industries, including logistics and transport, agriculture, industrial production, and even everyday life.
The ideas and technologies of the Internet of Things attract companies to add machine analysis, increase efficiency, and find new opportunities for their products and services. Cloud computing frees companies from the usual constraints in the IT industry. To get the benefits of digitization, automatic tracking, accountability, and forecasting, companies can turn to a cloud provider instead of setting up their company servers, data storage, and applications.
Clouds are the Availability and Efficiency of IoT
The cost of storing and managing data in the cloud has decreased significantly in recent years. The bandwidth of networks and the power of analytical tools has improved and allows companies to operate the accumulated data in real-time, even at high amounts. This progress and the advent of IoT cloud platforms have made smart sensor systems available to companies of different sizes and industries. Without clouds and analysis tools, IoT devices do not have extraordinary benefits. However, when the data collected can be connected into a single system, instantly processed, and analyzed, the Internet of Things becomes a powerful tool for traceability, efficiency, risk reduction, and sustainability.
IoT Platforms: Deployment Options
IoT platforms provide seamless integration of various hardware through interfaces, communication protocols, data storage, processing, and machine analysis. While smart sensors collect real-life data, the cloud does the most intelligent part of the data analysis using Big Data and appropriate tools.
The Cloud for the Internet of Things affords different deployment options - public, private, or hybrid cloud. The public cloud provides ready-made services to interact with the Internet of Things systems: interface app, customization, and analysis tools, and more. A private cloud is created individually and maintained by the company.
Along with public and private clouds
, companies are beginning to apply edge and fog computing - variants of hybrid clouds. Edge/fog solutions mean different cooperation between clouds and IoT systems to complement each other. The public cloud will remain a priority for companies that need reliable data centers and IT profits. Companies that need quick decision-making in production processes will create edge and fog computing.
FCE Uses Technology Combinations for Business
FCE Platform is a flexible IoT platform
for interacting with FCE smart sensors and analyzing the data they receive. FCE Platform is suggested as a solution to improve logistics and supply chains in industrial production, farming, luxury, and drug manufacturing. The flexibility of the system lies not only in the ability of different cloud deployment options but also in the use of additional digital tools.
FCE connects smart contract tools
, digital ID
and electronic signatures, digital document management systems, ERP, and tracking systems.
Now, 96% of companies
use the cloud in different configurations. It means that companies will not need a global restructuring to implement IoT.
Industries need automated transparency, power of attorney, and supply chain management like never before, and it is impossible not to notice how the global economy is massively digitizing and adopting new technologies.