3 Ways the Internet of Things is Changing Business

January 30, 2017

If we had to guess, we’d say 2017 is the year of IoT. While we’re not quite where the predictions said we’d be (50 billion connected devices by 2020), we’re also not far off from exponential connectivity growth. Executives are pursuing the technology, recruiters are scrambling for IoT talent; we’re on the brink of the next big thing. And we haven’t even begun to grasp the impact it will make. Here are a few ways we know IoT will change business. Ready or not, here it comes.

Consumer Insights

Love data? Believe it’s the basis of all smart business decisions? When IoT increases the connection between the consumer and business (literally and figuratively), the access to rich data will surge to the delight of everyone. These insights will drive bottom line decisions, improve the customer experience, and shape the way businesses understand and take advantage of consumer behavior.


IoT is revamping the way we work and play. Expect technology to change our accuracy, efficiency, and overall productivity. Our time is going to be spent more effectively when connected ‘things’ free up our schedules and headspace. We’ll be better equipped to make swift business decisions, serve our customers and predict when different needs will arise.

Smart Offices

Smart devices, smart cities, and now offices? Think controlled climate, energy efficiency, maybe even coffee makers that always have a fresh pot brewing. The purpose of smart offices is more than novelty gadgets though, connected ‘things’ at work can reduce overhead costs and boost productivity. And while these ‘things’ probably won’t come cheap, investing in IoT technology will give your business a competitive edge.

About NextGen

NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience and millions of dollars in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.

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