The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding and it is changing business and office space along with it. People are using smart cars and controlling their home appliances, security systems, and thermostats via smartphones. It’s little wonder that this technology is changing the way workers manage their work as well as the way employers manage employees.
As the internet expands into physical objects, there is less of a need for people to work in a central location. Physical equipment no longer requires extensive observation and physical interactions with humans. Instead, people can monitor and manage systems and data anywhere they can connect to the internet. Likewise, remote workers can collaborate on projects using video chat and document sharing, while employers can track the progress of those projects and maintain a connection with their workers.
The tools of a remote worker should not be oversimplified or overlooked. Employees of all types need to be able to connect with their associates using Video Chat SDK and process information using cloud-based storage solutions. The right tools make the remote job possible.
We’re expected to see more opportunities for remote work pop up in unlikely industries like manufacturing and other technical enterprises. IoT is changing more than our devices, it’s changing how, when, and where we work.
Also published on Medium.