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Utilising IoT and The Cloud for Agribusiness Efficiency

26 Apr 2018, MOQdigital Marketing

Internet of Things

MOQdigital 2018 (March - on) (4)

Technology and connectivity are fast becoming the key to boosting agribusiness efficiency, with breakthroughs in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Computing helping revolutionise the industry. Cloud software has come a long way, giving business owners the abilities needed to leverage business success. With IoT, data across agribusiness can be shared more accurately – providing access to remote areas and offering better monitoring and maintenance of off-site assets. For agribusiness, cloud data management and IoT devices enable:

  • A complete view of financial and stock information in a single place
  • Accurate production reporting with easy configuration
  • Budgeting and forecasting to track crop, livestock, operating expenses, as well as current and past events to help predict and prepare for future operations
  • Reconciliation of stock with greater monitoring
  • Asset tracking from production to final point of sale
  • Time-saving with automatic updates and reminder

The agricultural industry can use cloud and IoT devices to collect significant amounts of data at all stages of production.Agri-businesses can also benefit from utilising wearable IoT devices to monitor the health and well-being of their employees, as well as their stock. These can track body temperature, location, and even stress levels to help get ahead of issues and reduce risk. For machinery and equipment, the Internet of Things can help agribusiness monitor their assets more closely and maintain a regular maintenance schedule, and receive adequate warning if a device is nearing its use-by date. A cloud management system consolidates information, allowing users to view their processes anywhere, anytime, and apply mission controls for better business management. With a Cloud Data Manager, agribusinesses can:

  • View yield and product summaries
  • Manage labour costs
  • Improve inventory tracking
  • Track product growth figures
  • Apply more effective livestock management
  • Monitor water and soil levels
  • Improve workplace safety
  • Maintain machinery more effectively
  • Better manage financial complexities

Together, the Cloud and IoT are helping agricultural businesses from production to sales, providing the ability to track goods all the way from paddock to plate. Cloud Data Managers help companies do better by consolidating their information for easy analysis and viewing, while IoT enables a greater understanding of asset health and management.

If you are interested in finding out about how The Cloud and Internet of Things can help better your business, talk to a MOQdigital consultant today. Our experienced team can help you find the right strategy to suit your business, help you make the most out of your digital investments.