Question 3: Digital Communication 

Internet of things  and how it will affect businesses in South Africa. Identify a sector in the industry and detail how it will be impacted:

What is ” The internet  of things?”. This can be characterized as any gadget or thing that can be associated with the web. As the web and innovation quickly change, there are new and imaginative ways that we can get to the web. Some time ago, we could just access the web through PCs, yet now, we have telephones and tablets. Who is to state what we will have the capacity to access in 10 years?
In South Africa, the internet  of things can either emphatically or adversely advantage a business. Right now, South Africa is always utilizing online networking and the web as a stage of giving input and subsequently can either lift or harm your customer base, particularly in the accommodation business.
The accommodation/hospitality business in south Africa is developing at a quick pace. Innovation matched with the web is a formula for everybody to share their encounters via web-based networking media. New creating applications, for example, zomato and trip counseling enables us to rate the nature of administration or nourishment and in light of the fact that everybody is keeping to this pattern, if terrible evaluations have made eateries and lodgings lose business while positive criticism will support business’.

All in all,

How Your Business Will Change

1. You’ll know where everything is at all times.

Currently, most companies rely on barcode tracking sytems for inventory management. But when almost all your equipment, devices, and even products are integrated into the same network, inventory management and tracking will become so intuitive you might not even have to think about it. Instantly updating numbers will be at your disposal at all times, and you’ll have the ability to tap into those metrics any time you want.

2. You’ll have to keep track of even more data.

All those interconnected devices will open the floodgates to even more data than you currently track (which is probably a ton). You’ll learn in-depth metrics about your customers and their behaviors, your employees and how they work, and even the gritty details about how your business operates. This is all worthwhile information … but you need to be prepared to handle it, with data analysts and visualization software.

3. Everything will be faster.

With the IoT in place, everything will be faster, since interconnected devices could include everything from traffic lights and cars to public transportation. When that’s the case, you’ll have shorter commute times for yourself and your employees. More important for the impact on your organization, this means faster deliveries. On one hand, this will be a luxury — you’ll get you what you need faster — but it also means customers will expect and demand faster, more efficient service.

4. Energy and production will be cheaper.

Thanks to smart grid coordination, energy is going to be cheaper. Not only that, your machines will be able to find new and smoother ways to operate, and your maintenance routines may also become easier. The bottom line is that you’ll expend less money to produce your inventory, and most of your costs will likely decrease.


Johannson, A., 2017. Digital Communication. [Online]
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