The main objective for IT enterprises today is to add strategic value to business and provide greater return on investment. As prices fall and technology improves, technology architects have the opportunity to build innovative solutions. The architects first built intelligence into enterprise IT systems. Later they built intelligence as well as logic into the devices that connect to enterprises. For example:
Mobile device applications provide up-to-date information and notifications to the in-field work force.
Vending machines can order new inventory when stock reaches a threshold level and even call for support when not working.
Weighing machines at airports, railroad stations, etc. can automatically update a central system. ...