What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?
The Internet of Things is the billions of physical devices around the world that are connected to the internet, embedded with sensors and software for the purpose of collecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet.
What is the importance of Internet of Things (IoT)?
The IoT has now become one of the most important technologies of the last few years. Everyday objects—kitchen appliances, cars, air conditioner, lights, thermostats—to the internet via embedded devices, seamless communication is made possible.
Through low-cost computing, the cloud, data analytics and mobile technologies, these physical devices can share and collect data with minimal human intervention. This advancement of technology has enabled digital systems to record, monitor and adjust each interaction between connected things thus allowing the physical world and the digital world to cooperate.
What is IoT’s impact on CMMS?
New capabilities within CMMS software have been realized thanks to IoT technology. The IoT provides greater reliability through its vast data connections. Data stored within the cloud works to the same advantage for maintenance professionals which gives them the ability to simplify and improve many tasks. Through the use of sensors and data collection instruments placed on equipment, maintenance professionals are able to monitor assets more effectively. Data collected from equipment is stored in the cloud and connected to CMMS systems, making it even easier to track important information or condition monitoring such as temperature or pressure spikes.
Furthermore, the IoT has the power to completely transform the industry through proactive maintenance strategies. For instance, with the help of IoT sensors and data gathering, maintenance managers are able to better predict when a breakdown will occur based on historic records and past service requests. A more proactive maintenance strategy means less equipment downtime and fewer emergency work order requests.