Smart Business

Book description

Until recently, initiatives that have helped US corporations reduce their use of energy and other natural resources have had little effect on the nation’s small businesses. But that’s beginning to change with the help of smart, networked technologies. In this report, author Darren Beck explains how your company can become a sustainable business and slash operating costs at the same time.

You will learn how sensors and controllers embedded in everyday objects and connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) can monitor, track, and analyze your use of electricity, fuel, and water. This report not only describes several IoT-enabled products and services now available, but also provides dashboards that show the initial investment, payback period, cost savings, and effort necessary to install each solution. Discover how these smart solutions can help your business gain a competitive edge.

  • Analyze electricity use and get just-in-time advice on how to reduce consumption in restaurants, grocery stores, and office buildings
  • Use on-board intelligence to help lower fuel consumption in small vehicle fleets
  • Conserve water through IoT-enabled sensors on farms and in commercial applications
  • Find resources that help you assess, prioritize, and obtain funding for various IoT solutions
  • Learn about two small businesses that have leveraged IoT solutions to create their own smart products and services

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  • Title: Smart Business
  • Author(s): Darren Beck
  • Release date: November 2016
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781491959459