Many of the early examples tend to highlight smart cities or home automation. For most enterprises, however, the ability to connect and integrate everything together can solve current problems and open up new opportunities.
Most enterprises have complex combinations of legacy systems, SaaS services, thousands of devices, multiple locations and unending new requirements from business leaders looking to expand revenues or cut costs. Having the ability to integrate and connect all these systems, services, people and things into automated workflows can make a lot of sense.
For IT, leveraging IoE can improve multiple operations including:
- Notifications of critical system status before business interruptions
- Network security monitoring looking for anomalies
- Automated diagnostics for error logging and support resolution
- Data center operations for server operation and facilities
- Big data analytics to understand and optimize operations
On the user side, IoE can make Workspaces more productive and secure:
- Application request, approval and deployment workflows
- Conference room automation to eliminate wasted time at meetings
- Workplace automation for enabling flexible open workstations (see Synergy Keynote demo for WorkspaceHub + IoE)
- Leverage modern flexible Workspace’s to save millions in Real Estate
- Enable multiple devices to share content and multi factor authentication
- Beacon enabled app access and proximity security
Marketing Automation is an increasing business requirement for IT that IoE can help with:
- Salesforce integration with legacy systems
- Realtime twitter sentiment notifications analysis and workflows
- Big data sales collection and analytics for revenue optimization
- Automated support incident logging and response
Next time you hear IoT, think broader to IoE and what the possibilities could be for your enterprise organization.