There’s no doubt about it – computers are becoming smarter, savvier, and better able to communicate with one another every day. Machine-to-machine technology has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years, including machine learning intelligence that allows the computers to grow on their own. This type of technology will have a major impact on a number of industries, and it could change the way we do business. Here’s a closer look at how machine-to-machine technology will change the office of the future, as well as the manufacturing process itself.
More energy-efficient offices
The data collected and analysed by connected machines can lead to more efficient offices. Google has just acquired DeepMind, which was able to analyse the energy efficiency of the tech giant’s vast data centres. Improvements were put into place based on this data, including cooling units and more efficient windows. Smart uses of technology like this will help save businesses money, while creating more sustainable work environments. Machine-to-machine technology is all about adaptability, and its ability to improve the environment in fluid, shifting situations.
Improving the manufacturing process
One way that this type of technology will impact the business world is in the ways that it changes the manufacturing process. Services from providers like Nokia Networks are just one example, allowing businesses to integrate data from a variety of different departments through machine-to-machine coordination. Machines are able to notify one another when there’s a need for maintenance, ensuring that a factory never has to stop running when a machine breaks. Instead, data alerts are sent out so that engineers can repair the issue before it becomes more serious. Sensor data improves overall efficiency, along with the quality of the product itself.
When artificial intelligence can be used to find and eliminate any inefficiencies in the manufacturing and supply process, this leads to more fully automated systems. There’s less risk of human error, and improvements in the business’s daily operations will lead to increased worker efficiency as a result. Humans can focus on the bigger picture when machines are able to focus on the details.
Enhanced marketing efforts
The number of networked devices is exploding, making it the norm for every system to be connected to the internet. This will undeniably have an impact on how we do business, as well as how businesses are able to interact with their connected customers. When machines are able to connect with one another and share data or feedback from consumers, it allows businesses to enhance marketing efforts with increasingly specific, targeted responses for each individual. This makes the marketing process more efficient along with manufacturing and other aspects of running a business.
The world of business is changing along with the rise of machine learning. The Internet of Things with its machine-to-machine communication is the start of this trend. At the moment it’s hard to say exactly what a business in 2025 will look like, but these early indicators show that we are most likely about to enter an era of new and improved efficiency.