Is Your Office Ready for the Internet of Things? Try an IT Consultant.

Internet of Things (IoT)

Welcome to the future.

Really! This is the future! Okay, it’s technically the present, but it’s also “the future” we’ve been expecting for years. We’ve already passed the date Marty McFly and Doc Brown came to in “the future” in Back to the Future. And we’re only a few short years away from 2019 – when Rick Deckard hunted down Replicants in Blade Runner.

True, we don’t yet have the flying cars as seen in those films, but one thing we do have – and will only become more commonplace – is advanced connected devices. These connected devices – called the Internet of Things, or IoT – have already become staples within the home and within businesses. With their anticipated population explosion, will you be ready? With an expert IT consultant, you will be.

You’ll Need the Technology

The Internet of Things is just that – things. Whether it’s a wireless independent headset, a universal translator, or an automated assistant, you can’t make use of them until you actually have them. But how expensive will they be? Are you getting the best product? And – sadly but necessary – do you need them, or do you just think it’d be really cool to have them in your office. Thankfully, your friendly neighborhood IT consultant will be able to help you in all these areas.

You’ll Need the Bandwidth

Okay, your office is set up. You have all the IoT items you need, and you’re ready to go. But what will happen when you turn them all on at once? Remember, these are wireless devices, and they will be connecting to the Internet via your office connection. But then again – so will all your office desktops, laptops, tablets, printers – even your employees’ smartphones. That’s a lot of connected devices sharing the office bandwidth. Your IT consultant can evaluate your device load, as well as their usage amounts, and arrange for you to have adequate bandwidth for everything to run smoothly.

You’ll Need the Guidance

As you can see above, while IoT devices are going to be useful, helpful, and very likely pretty awesome to have in your office – they may equate to little more than a great deal of frustration if approached incorrectly. Besides keeping you from wasting money on expensive equipment, having too little bandwidth, and not being able to maximize benefits of your Internet of Things devices, your IT consultant will also advise you on future IoT purchases. This way, you can stay on top of the latest IoT business innovations and continue to receive the greatest benefit for the lowest cost and with the least amount of frustration.

RedNight Will Be Your IT Consultant for the Internet of Things

In IT, it’s our job to know all things technical – especially when it comes to business technology. The IoT is no different. RedNight is well-versed in today’s Internet of Things devices, and we’re constantly keeping up with the latest releases. Count on us to provide you and your office with just what you need. Let’s talk.