Small businesses are the heart and soul of the American economy. According to the Small Business Administration, ventures with fewer than 500 employees make up more than 99 percent of U.S. employers and generate about half of private-sector output. They also use a significant amount of energy and resources to create this economic value.
The Internet of Things (IoT) creates ideal opportunities for small business to operate smarter and more sustainably. Embedded sensor and controller technology gives small business an accessible means to automate the monitoring, tracking and adjusting of their energy use, saving time, labor, resources and money.
In his new book published by O’Reilly, Smart Business: Gaining an Edge Through IoT-Powered Sustainability, Darren Beck outlines a multitude of ways that small business can use smart technology to operate more efficiently and gain a competitive edge. We’re delighted and honored to be mentioned in the book — check out page 70 — along with a number of other great companies and resources.
Click here to download a free copy of this highly informative publication.