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Internet of Things (IoT) / Machine Learning

The Internet of Things (IoT) starts with your things—the things that matter most to your business. IoT is about making your data come together in new ways. Tap into data with IoT dashboards. Uncover actionable intelligence. And modernize how you do business. Welcome to the Internet of your Things.

Build and Deploy

IoT begins with your things. Build with your things, from adding sensors to creating smart devices, to start your IoT solution.

Connect and Scale

Connect any asset across any platform or operating system, and easily scale from a few devices to a few million.

Control Your Things

Deploy IoT solutions that control, monitor, and manage your things, allowing you to capture real-time data.

Visualize What’s Important

Create rich IoT dashboards to show anything from high-level performance KPIs to the details of an individual asset.


Analyze and Act

Take the data you collect and apply advanced analytics to uncover new business insights.

Predict the Future

Use advanced analytics and machine learning to capture insights from data that weren’t possible before.

Integrate with Processes

Integrate with your existing systems and make the best use of the data and processes you already have.

Pre-Built Solutions

Use pre-built IoT solutions for connected factories, field service, predictive maintenance, remote monitoring and more.


Benefits:

Organizations that partner with Merit Solutions for their Microsoft IoT services typically see benefits in a number of areas, including:

Gain Insight and Agility
Tap into new and existing data streams to get real-time visibility into processes, enabling smarter decisions now, and better plans for the future.

Build a Competitive Edge
When you harness data you can unlock new opportunities, increase efficiency, delight customers, and gain a real competitive advantage.

New Business Opportunities
More quickly spot trends, prepare for new opportunities, open new revenue streams, predict customer behavior, and innovate faster.

Redefine Customer Service
Gain greater insight into your customers’ wants and needs, allowing you to provide what they want—sometimes before they know they want it.

Increase Customer Loyalty
Create truly personalized experiences that surpass your customers’ needs and lead to more loyal, repeat customers.

Reduce Costs
Eliminate the need for manual processes like routine maintenance checks – while preventing costly machine repairs and downtime.


How industries are using the Internet of Things

Healthcare

Monitor patient care

Allow patients to receive care where they’re most comfortable – home. With wearable sensors, doctors can remotely track and respond to a patients’ health status in real time.

Maintain Vital Equipment

Ensure critical medical devices are ready to use when your patients need them by fixing problems before they occur with predictive maintenance.

Monitor Medical Assets

Help staff spend less time searching and more time with patients by better tracking and managing supplies and medicine – all on a HIPAA compliant cloud platform.

Track Equipment Usage

Enhance the overall well-being of patients by tracking how equipment is used, from employing hospital bed sensors to monitoring room temperature and hand washing stations.

 

Manufacturing

Monitor Production Equipment

Improve your processes using industrial IoT. Use sensors and advanced analytics to predict parts need maintenance, reducing unplanned downtime that cuts into production time.

Monitor Customer Equipment

Create new business models that offer predictive maintenance and performance monitoring for the equipment you produce, delivering a richer customer experience.

Improve Field Service

Access sensor data to improve field service scheduling, ensuring the right technicians and tools are dispatched before potential issues become a major problem.


Retail

Supermarkets and Retail Stores

Increase business growth and brand loyalty. Monitor inventory, track consumer behavior, and recommend products.

Hospitality

Optimize operations and increase revenues. Track room usage, tailor to guest preferences, and know before supplies run low.

Food Service

Increase efficiencies to reduce your operating costs. Monitor quality and safety, improve equipment maintenance, and track supplies.

Vending Machines

Streamline your operations. Track inventory and supply usage, and better predict machine maintenance needs.

 

Smart Cities

Optimize Energy Use

Apply usage tracking and smart grids to deliver a reliable, efficient, and greener energy transmission while lowering rates for customers.

Create Safer Cities

Connect infrastructures to better regulate traffic, make emergency systems more efficient, and reduce police and EMT response times.

Create Smart Buildings

Connect building devices and systems to bring more efficient operation and control to building owners, operators, and occupants.

Improve Field Service

Improve public service efficiency, from repairing broken street lamps to maintaining traffic lights to optimizing garbage truck routes.


Resources

Microsoft IoT for Remote Monitoring

Microsoft IoT in Field Service
Microsoft IoT on the Plant FloorMicrosoft IoT for Predictive Maintenance

Are you ready for IoT?

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