As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, businesses are increasingly recognizing the importance of integrating ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles into their operations. These three factors are used to measure the sustainability and ethical impact of a business. Meanwhile, The Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized the way we live and work, enabling us to connect, monitor and manage devices from anywhere in the world.
A recent research by Inmarsat “Accelerating sustainable action through the Internet of Things (IoT)” highlights the intersection of IoT and ESG, revealing that IoT applications most closely associated with ESG, such as asset tracking, environmental monitoring, and supply chain optimization, are now set for huge growth. In fact, the report predicts that the market for ESG IoT solutions will grow from $1.8 billion in 2020 to $11.3 billion in 2026.
Webee's track and trace solution is one of many examples of how IoT can positively impact ESG factors with cost-effective solutions that prove their ROI almost immediatly. By using IoT sensors, businesses can monitor the movement and location of their assets in real-time, optimizing their supply chain and reducing waste and emissions. This not only helps companies meet their ESG goals but also leads to cost savings and increased operational efficiency.
Even as companies acknowledge their ESG responsibilities, barriers to entry have always been a deciding factor in delaying such decisions. With that in mind, the Inmarsat research highlights the importance of connectivity for IoT solutions, as it enables the transmission of data from IoT sensors and devices. Webee's IoT platform is designed with connectivity in mind, supporting a wide range of communication protocols and devices. For example, LoRaWAN's wireless, long-range connectivity and low power consumption combined with Webee's flexible solution can support a large number of devices over a wide area with low power consumption, making it ideal for massive IoT deployments, eliminating the need for expensive wiring and minimizing intrusion into an operation’s day to day
In conclusion, the intersection of IoT and ESG represents a significant opportunity for businesses to achieve sustainable growth while making a positive and sustainable impact. As the market for ESG IoT solutions continues to grow, businesses must stay ahead of the curve by adopting sustainable practices and embracing the potential of IoT to positively impact their operations.
Webee is committed to delivering scalable, energy-efficient, and secure IoT solutions that enable our customers to meet their ESG goals. Our team of experts is ready to answer any questions you may have and show you how our solutions can help you achieve your ESG goals. Don't wait, schedule your demo now and take the first step towards a more sustainable future.
LoRaWAN is a low-power, wide-area networking (LPWAN) protocol that has gained significant traction in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry. It operates on unlicensed radio frequencies, allowing low consumption and long-range connectivity that make it a cost-effective and reliable option for remote IoT devices.
As we strive to provide the best IoT solutions we focus on helping organizations develop robust IIoT solutions that are also cost-efficient and help them measure ROI from the get-go. To achieve that, we leverage LoRaWAN technology in various use cases to provide real-time insights into operations. Our LoRaWAN-based solutions enable businesses to connect IoT devices, analyze data in real time, and make informed decisions based on the insights gained in a cost-effective and seamless way. Webee's user-friendly platform combined with easy connectivity of LoRaWAN built-in network server makes it easy for businesses to manage IoT devices while supporting a wide range of sensors, enabling businesses to customize their IoT solutions to meet their specific needs.
The LoRa Alliance is a non-profit association that promotes and develops the LoRa standard. With more than 500 member companies, the Alliance Working Groups allow organizations to work together to create open standards for secure and scalable IoT deployments in various business verticals, ensuring interoperability and compatibility between devices from different vendors.
Another industry that can benefit from LoRaWAN technology is in the utilities industry. With Webee's LoRaWAN-based solutions, utility companies monitor and manage infrastructure in real time, reducing downtime and improving the efficiency of their operations. By using IoT sensors and LoRaWAN technology, the companies can detect potential issues in their infrastructure such as energy, air quality, moisture, among others before they become major problems to address them proactively and prevent costly maintenance.
As we continue to witness the world of IoT rapidly evolving and organizations embracing technology as part of their cultural change, technologies like LoRaWAN can be a game changer in the way organization approach innovation.
If you're interested in learning more of what this technology can do for you and are looking to leverage the benefits of LoRaWAN-based solutions consider taking the next step and exploring what Webee can offer.
We leverage the benefits of LoRaWAN technology, providing real-time monitoring and analytics for a wide range of industrial applications. By integrating with enabled sensors, Webee's platform can easily scale IoT deployments and unlock new insights and efficiencies for businesses.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a game-changer in the business world, transforming the way companies operate and enhancing efficiency across various industries.
We asked our Sales Director, Kirk Appleford, to share his unique perspective on the industry, as he has been an IoT pioneer for over two decades. Kirk's extensive experience and insights are invaluable assets in this rapidly evolving market. In this interview, he will discuss the challenges that agro-industrial companies face and how technology can help them reduce costs and optimize their operations if they overcome their fear of new technologies.
What is your experience in the industry, and why did you get involved in IoT?
I have over 20 years of working in the IoT industry which started before it was even called the Internet of Things. Throughout my career I have developed and integrated solutions for various industries, including oil and gas, railway, and agro-industrial sectors. In the last decade, I specialized in the agro-industry and food production. I have always focused on meeting the client's needs by ensuring they get the right solution. What attracted me to IoT and specifically to a solution like Webee is its agnostic approach, providing a holistic service to the client regardless of where the data comes from. The data's value is more important than its origin, and Webee helps clients manage and extract that value. I saw how this type of technology is a game-changer in helping organizations in the areas where they need help the most. I want to help create solutions that move the needle for production companies worldwide.
What are the main challenges you find for agro industrial companies today?
There are specific challenges that companies face and these are often barriers to the market and business development. One of the most significant obstacles is the delay in implementing new technologies due to a lack of knowledge about them or the fear of integrating them into old industries that “already work”.
It takes some time for agro-industrial companies to adopt new technologies compared to other industries such as oil and gas or manufacturing. This delay can range from three to five years. Additionally, large corporations often lack the resources and knowledge to develop IoT departments, making it challenging to implement new technologies. As a result, educating them on the latest technology trends and how to implement them becomes a crucial part of our job at Webee and in the IoT industry.
Tech companies need to provide solutions that not only works but is also easy to implement and involves the front-line workers to ensure a seamless transition. If I have to list the main challenges for agro-industrial companies would be: to optimize purchases and logistics, minimize losses or waste, and focus on environmental factors such as energy efficiency and water conservation.
How do you thing technology can contribute to improving operations and reducing costs in the agro-industry?
In my experience technology can revolutionize the agro-industry by introducing intelligent decisions based on data. Many agro-industrial sectors lack technology , especially the tropical crop agro-industry, making it challenging to optimize operations and reduce costs. We need to introduce technology gradually, starting with sensors and platforms like Webee and then incorporating more complex tools. This will help farmers make data-driven decisions, such as adjusting the amount of fertilizer used, reducing waste, and improving crop yields.
How does Webee differ from other platforms on the market?
What sets Webee apart from the rest is that it is a diagnostic platform that normalizes the data. In the agro-industry, for instance, soil moisture sensors vary in their display of values from manufacturer to manufacturer. Webee ensures that the data is normalized to make everything look the same, but the most crucial aspect is not just visualization but also extracting the added value. Webee has numerous features like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more. These are the added value that Webee provides, making it unique compared to other platforms.
While other platforms generate immediate action without human analysis and make you work with the platform, Webee works for you providing valuable insights that can greatly enhance the productivity and efficiency of industrial operations.
Webee's software solutions are designed to help businesses leverage technology and optimize their operations. If you're looking for ways to improve your company's productivity, consider taking the next step and exploring what Webee can offer.
IIoT solutions have come a long way and the market is now moving from the early adopter phase to the early majority phase. Recent research shows growing expectations among IoT users, with individual deployments expected to grow rapidly over the next few years. This means that IoT is becoming an increasingly important part of business operations.
Another issue related to scaling IoT deployments is the type of connections. Many forecasts indicate that there will be billions of connected devices, with up to 80% of these being low-cost, low-data-rate connections. In terms of wireless technologies that will be best suited for large-scale future rollouts of IoT systems, the LoRa Alliance has emphasized the importance of sustainability and energy efficiency.
Furthermore, the report highlights IoT applications most closely associated with ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) as examples that are now set for huge growth.
In conclusion, scaling is a significant issue for all elements of IoT solutions, and Webee understands the challenges that come with it. Webee is committed to providing scalable, energy-efficient, and secure IoT solutions that can help its customers take advantage of the opportunities presented by the rapidly growing IoT market.
If you are ready to take the next step don't hesitate to schedule a demo now.
As the world increasingly recognizes the importance of sustainability, businesses are rethinking how they operate to integrate ethical and environmentally responsible practices into their models. Kamay Ventures, backed by Coca-Cola and Arcor Group, has been actively promoting innovation in solutions that contribute to the digitalization of different stages of the production process. Last week's KamayCode summit was a fantastic opportunity for an in-depth discussion about Smart Production. The event brought together a diverse group of industry leaders to discuss the importance of sustainability in the industry. Our CEO and Founder, Lucas Funes, shared insights on the key role that sustainability plays in business operations today.
Integrating sustainability practices into a business model can feel daunting. But as our CEO noted during the event, businesses that adopt a sustainable supply chain approach not only make a positive impact on the environment but also benefit from a more efficient, cost-effective, and profitable operation. Sustainability is no longer a buzzword, but a critical component of modern business operations. It is essential to adopt a sustainable supply chain approach that integrates ethical and environmentally responsible practices into every aspect of your business.
To learn more about Webee's approach to sustainability and how we can help your business, we invite you to download our whitepaper on ESG.
Our team of experts is dedicated to helping you implement the best sustainable practices for your business, and we look forward to partnering with you on this important journey. Contact us today to schedule a demo now.