Internet of Things

How to harness the full potential of IoT data

With billions of connected sensors designed into products and places across the world, leading executives in business and government know that the IoT’s value lies in its vast quantities of data. But the most competitive organizations are transforming performance, decision-readiness, and scalability by taking advantage of the hidden value of their IoT data: location, the where factor.

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Businesses are discovering the key to their IoT data: Location analytics from billions of sensors


In an era where we are wiring up to the Internet billions of data—generating products, assets, buildings, and devices–each with a unique location–the need to use advanced enterprise-level location technology to collect, process, and analyze data for business and operations insights will only grow. Thanks to machine to machine communication and machine learning, as well as predictive (what will happen?) and prescriptive (what should be done?) analytics, the IoT’s value proposition is accelerating. It is already changing the landscape across industries like retail, manufacturing, utilities and government.


Location intelligence and real-time sensor data enable retailers to improve operations, inventory, product mix, market planning, and customer engagement.


Sensor technology and real-time location data offer extensive advantages to organizations involved in manufacturing and supply chain logistics, where location–and the efficient movement of goods and assets between locations–is mission-critical.


With networks of power lines, water and gas pipes, meters and workers, utilities can benefit significantly from the IoT by collecting real-time data across assets and visualizing it on digital maps. This helps prevent service disruptions, streamline workflows and enhance communications with customer


Executives at all levels of government–local, state, and national–are discovering they can accelerate smart government practices when they integrate IoT data with other sources of data and use analysis to enrich the lives and communities of their constituents.

The advantage of real-time location intelligence powered by a geographic information system (GIS)


Because location is such a crucial facet of IoT data, many organizations and businesses find that a modern GIS, fed by real-time data, can be a powerful tool for operations. By ingesting, processing, analyzing and visualizing tens of thousands to several million events per second, real-time GIS empowers decision-makers and stakeholders with the latest information and insights they need to drive immediate and future ideas and strategies. It takes the IoT’s high-velocity, high-volume data and brings it to life, revealing patterns, connections, and opportunities that are difficult–or impossible–to decipher otherwise and enables a speedier, next-generation level of decision-making and problem-solving.

See how real-time location intelligence drives business growth and performance

Esri makes the most advanced enterprise-grade GIS and spatial analytics software available.

Seventy-five percent of Fortune 500 companies are applying Esri’s The Science of Where to business and operations to advance their own digital transformation, including integration of technologies like the IoT.

Read our free ebook, Making the Most of The Internet of Things. You’ll see detailed accounts of how seven organizations in business and government are using real-time location intelligence technology to harness the potential of their IoT data.

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