It might sound like the stuff of dystopian science fiction, but connecting workers and employees through the Internet of Things (IoT) will provide a significant boost to workplace productivity and safety. Even now, startups and major corporations are providing services which help businesses track their staff, and in the process their improvements to efficiency will force other businesses to follow suit, or risk falling behind.
First of all, connecting workers to IoT-based platforms and clouds isn't really about keeping tabs on them like some kind of workplace Big Brother. As solutions from the likes of Oracle, Accenture, Intel, SAP, and Romware all show, safety and security are the primary goals of most smart devices used to monitor employees.
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