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The benefits of IoT technology have few limits, with the potential to completely reshape operations in every type of industry. Cleaning is no different. From real-time operational alerts to data collection that identifies positive business trends and areas for improvement, Hydro Systems recently blogged about the value of connected solutions. 

When it comes to improving the proactive nature of a business, IoT can:

Improve Organization: Connected systems are able to organize what would otherwise be overwhelming amounts of data, categorizing it by topic, date and more. Not only does an IoT system reduce paper waste, but it provides an easy-to-navigate method for identifying trends to improve your business. 

Improve Productivity: Notification systems are a key way to diffuse problems before they get out of hand. By installing an IoT system, errors, oversights and malfunctions can immediately come to the attention of managers and employees. This helps to identify when upgrades or needed, or processes need to improve before too much detriment has been done. 

Improve Savings: Through an IoT system, managers can have remote access to buildings and machinery with real-time updates on status and productivity. In doing so, fewer physical trips are needed to inspect different facets of your business — while repairs/adjustments are only being directed at what is needed. 

When implementing new IoT technology, there are a few key factors to keep in mind:

Understand Your Facility: Before making any investments, be sure to check the WiFI/connectivity capabilities of your facility, in addition to ensuring you have the logistical whereabouts to install different technology. Otherwise, you could discover that certain connected technology systems are a bad fit too late in the game. 

Take Notes: If your company intends to digitize important records or documentation, it’s important to have a backup plan and keep spare copies of important records in case something goes awry during the transition.

Consistent Training: The new and often-evolving nature of IoT systems requires routine refreshers on how to navigate different databases features. A strong partnership with the manufacturer can go a long way in ensuring all employees are on board with a new system and understand how everything is supposed to work. 

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