51 Applications of IoT ( Internet of Things)

The Internet of Things can be used in several different aspects of life, in both the public and private sectors.

Thanks to Internet of Things, individuals can track things like appliance maintenance schedule, their house’s security systems, or lost pets.

Consumers or customers can use the Internet of Things for helping them receive coupons for a store, monitor their exercise progress and overall health, and make restaurant reservations, only by virtue of walking by the business that we are talking about.

Businesses and companies can use Internet of Things for monitoring supply chains, tracking consumers’ or customers’ spending habits as well collecting their feedback, monitoring and maintaining inventory levels, and engaging in predictive maintenance of their devices, systems, and machines.

The Internet of Things also proves helpful in ITIL, which is a set of Information Technology service management, an important detail, since InformationTechnology departments are called on to do more and more in a globe that is getting increasingly digital, with more and more reliance on wireless networks.

Blockchain, that is being increasingly used as a more secure and efficient method of data processing and transaction, is a natural beneficiary of Internet of Things technology.

All of should expect to see Internet of Things and Blockchain coming together more often in the future.

But how do different companies and industries apply the IoT or the Internet of Things for making things more efficient?

The ubiquity of the IoT (Internet of Things) is a fact of life thanks to its adoption by a broad range of companies and industries.

Internet of Thing’s versatility makes it an attractive option for so many government branches, organizations, and businesses, that it does not make sense to ignore it.

Here’s a sample of several applications and  industries, and how Internet of Things can be best applied.

1 Applications of IoT in Wearables

Wearable technology is probably is one of the earliest applications and industries to have deployed the Internet of Things at its service and is a hallmark of Internet of Things applications.

We happen to see smart watches, heart rate monitors, and Fit Bits everywhere these days.

Guardian glucose monitoring device is one of the lesser-known wearables.

This device is created and developed for aiding individuals who are suffering from diabetes.

It relays the information via Radio Frequency to a monitoring device, and it helps detect glucose levels in the body of a person, by using a tiny electrode called glucose sensor placed under the skin.

Fitness bands and virtual glasses for monitoring for example heart beats or calorie expenditure, or GPS tracking belts, are just few examples/ instances of wearable devices which we have been using for some time now.

Big tech giants, brands and companies such as Samsung, Apple, Google and others have introduced and developed the Internet of Things and its applications thereof into our daily lives.

These are energy efficient and small systems, which are equipped with sensors. With software, the necessary hardware for measurements and readings can be used for collecting and organizing information and data about customers and users.

2 Applications of IoT in Smart Home Applications

Smart Homes are probably the 1st thing that we think of, when we talk about IoT Applications.

IoT Smart Home
IoT Smart Home

One of the best examples I can think of here is Jarvis, i.e. the AI house automation system employed by Mark Zuckerberg.

Know More : Mark Zuckerberg’s AI – Personal Assistant – Jarvis – Home Automation

Functions are actuated by using a string of musical notes in the Home Automation System by Allen Pan.

3 Applications of IoT in Healthcare

Internet of Things applications are capable ofturning reactive medical-based systems into proactive wellness-based systems.

The resources used by the current medical research, lack critical real-world information.

It mostly uses volunteers, controlled environments, and leftover data for medical examination.

Internet of Things opens ways to a sea of valuable data through testing, real-time field data, and analysis.

The Internet of Things also improves the current devices in availability, precision, and power.

Internet of Things focuses on creating and developing systems rather than just equipment.

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The use of sensors or wearables connected to patients, allows doctors to monitor their patient’s condition in real-time and outside the hospital.

The Internet of Things helps to improve the care for patients and the prevention of lethal events in high-risk patients through continuously monitoring certain metrics and automatic alerts on their vital signs.

The other use is the integration of Internet of Things technology into hospital beds.

It provides a way to smart beds, that are equipped with special sensors for observing  important and vital signs, body temperature, oximeter and blood pressure.

4 Applications of IoT in Smart Cities

I have assumed here that most of you must have heard about the term Smart City.

One of the many aspects that constitute a smart city is the hypothesis of the optimized traffic system.

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The thing about theconcept of smart cities is that it is very specific to a city.

The problems faced in Delhi are very different than those in Mumbai. The problems in New York are different from Shanghai.

Even global issues, such as increasing urban density, deteriorating quality of air, and finite clean drinking water, occur in different intensities across cities and they affect each city differently.

The engineers and the Government can use Internet of Things for analyzing the often-complex factors of town planning specific to each city.

The use of Internet of Things applications can aid in areas like emergencies,  waste control, and water management.

Now, let’s take an actual example of Palo Alto- a Smart City.

Palo Alto in San Francisco is the 1stcity of its type, which took a whole new approach towards traffic.

They realized, the main reason for traffic congestion in the city – most  cars on the streets go round and around the same block, in search of parking spots.

Thus,at all the parking spots around the city, sensors were installed.

Any no of applications can consume that information and data and these sensors pass the occupancy status of each spot to the cloud.

It can also help guide the drivers through the smallest and the shortest route to an open spot.

This solution/ answer here involves the use and application of sensor arrays feeding back to a point that, aggregates the information and data and uses it for several purposes.

5 Applications of IoT in Agriculture

Statistics estimate the ever-growing world/ globe population of people will reach nearly ten billion by the year two thousand and fifty.

To feed such a big population one needs to marry technology to agriculture and obtain the best results.

There are so many possibilities in this field and one of them is the Smart Greenhouse.

A greenhouse farming technique allows or enhances the yield of crops by controlling several environmental parameters.

However, manual handling results in labor cost, energy loss, and production, making the process less effective.

A greenhouse with embedded systems and devices not only makes it easier to be monitored but also, allows us in controlling the climate inside it.

Sensors measure various parameters according to the plant requirement and then send them to the cloud.

It, then, applies a control action and processes the data and information.

Smart farms are a fact and the quality of soil is crucial to produce good crops.

The IoT(Internet of Things) offers farmers the possibility to access detailed valuable data and information, knowledge of their soil condition.

Through the implementation of Internet of Things sensors, a significant and big amount of data and information can be obtained on the states and stages of the soil.

Information such as temperature, the presence of certain nutrients, level of acidity, soil moisture, level of acidity, and many other chemical characteristics, make water use more efficient, helps farmers control irrigation discover the presence of diseases in plants and soil, and even specify the best times to start sowing.

6 Applications of IoT in Industrial Automation

This is one of the fields where both quality of items and products, as well as the faster developments, are the critical and main factors for a higher Return on Investment.

With Internet of Things Applications, a person  could even re-engineer items/ products and their packaging to deliver better performance in both customer and cost experience.

Internet of Things here can prove to be game changing with solutions and answers for all the following domains in its arsenal.

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Optimization
  • Packaging Optimization
  • Quality control
  • Security and safety
  • Inventory management
  • Product flow monitoring
  • Factory digitalization

7 Applications of IoT in Traffic Monitoring

The Internet of things can be very beneficial and useful in the concept of smart cities, contributing to the management of vehicular traffic in large cities.

When we use our mobile phones and smartphones as sensors, that share and collect information and data from our vehicles through applications such as Google Maps or Waze.

We are using the Internet of Things for informing us and at the same time contributing to traffic monitoring, showing and letting us know the conditions of the many different routes, and improving and feeding the data or information on the several routes to the same distance, destination, estimated time of arrival.

8 Applications of IoT in fleet management

The installation of sensors in fleet vehicles helps to establish an effective interconnectivity between the managers and their vehicles as well as between the drivers and their vehicle.

Just by accessing the software in charge of organizing, processing, and collecting the information and data, both manager/ owner and driver can know all types of details about the needs, operation, and status of the vehicle.

Even, there have been receive alarms in real-time of incidents of maintenance without having been detected by the driver.

The application of the Internet of Things to fleet management assists withfuel savings, telemetry control, performance analysis, and  geolocation (and with it the identification of the most efficient routes and the monitoring of routes), and the reduction of polluting emissions to the environment and can even provide valuable information to improve the driving of vehicles.

9 Applications of IoT in hospitality

The application of the Internet of Things to the hotel industry or the hospitality industry brings with it interesting and exciting improvements in the quality of the service.

It is possible to automate various interactions, with the implementation of electronic keys, which are sent directly to the mobile devices of each guest.

Thus, the sending of offers or the data or information on activities of interest, the realization of orders to the room or room service , the location of the guests, the automatic charge of accounts to the room or the request of personal hygiene supplies, are activities that can be easily and quickly managed through integrated apps using the Internet of Things technology.

The check-out process is automated with the use of electronic keys, disabling the operation of doors, offering data and information about the rooms immediately available, and even assigning housekeeping tasks to personnel of maintenance.

10 Applications of IoT in Smart Grid and Energy Saving

The installation of sensors in different strategic points that go from the production plants to the different distribution points, and the progressive use of intelligent energy meters, or meters equipped with sensors, allows better control and monitoring of the electrical network.

By establishing a bidirectional communication between the end user and the service provider company, data and information of enormous value can be obtained for the repair, decision making, and detection of faults thereof.

It also allows offering valuable data and information to the end user about the best methods or ways to adjust or reduce their energy expenditure and their consumption patterns.

11 Applications of IoT in Water Supply

A sensor, either adjusted or incorporated externally to water meters,accompanied by the necessary software and connected to the Internet , helps to analyze, process, and collect, information or data, that allows understanding the behavior of consumer, report results, detecting faults in the supply service and offer courses of action to the company or brand which provides the service.

Likewise, it offers final customers or consumers to receive automatic alerts in case of detecting consumption that is out of range to their average consumption record, which could indicate the presence of a leak and the possibility of tracking their own consumption data and information, through a web page and in real time, even

12 Applications of IoT in Maintenance Management

Maintenance Management is precisely one of the areas where the application of Internet of Things technology is the most extensive.

Through the combination of software and sensors specialized in EAM/ CMMS maintenance management, a multifunctional tool is obtained whose use can be applied to a multiplicity of disciplines and practices, with the purpose of extending the beneficial and useful life of physical assets, while guaranteeing asset availability and reliability.

The application is almost unlimited when the characteristics of the software that is in charge to arrange and process the information and data collected by the sensors are designed for specifically addressing the maintenance management needs of physical assets.

The real-time monitoring of physical assets allows determining when a measurement is out of range and it is necessary to perform Artificial Intelligence (AI) , or even condition-based maintenance (CBM)algorithms such as Deep Learning or Machine Learning for predicting the failure before it happens.

13 Applications of IoT in Industrial Internet

It is also one of the special Internet of Things applications.

It’s popularity currently does not reach the masses like wearables or smart home do, but many market researches such as Cisco or Gartner view the industrial internet as the Internet of Things concept with the highest overall potential.

However, the industrial internet has plenty going for it. The industrial internet gets the highest or the biggest push of people on social media platform Twitter (~1,700 tweets per month) as compared to other non-consumer-oriented Internet of Things concepts.

14 Applications of IoT in Connected Cars

The connected car is coming up slowly and owing to the fact that the development cycles in the automotive industry typically take two to four years, all of us haven’t seen much abuzz around this application yet, but it seems that all of us are getting there.

Many big or large auto makers as well as some brave startups are currently working on connected car solutions. 

And if the Fords or the BMWs of this car world do not present the next gen internet connected car soon, other well-known giants will: Apple, Microsoft, and Google have all announced connected car platforms.

15 Applications of IoT in Connected Health (Digital health/Telehealth/Telemedicine)

The sleeping giant of the Internet of Things applications is the connected health.

The concept of smart medical devices and systems and a connected health care system bears huge and enormous potential (view market segments), not just for companies or brands also for the well-being of individuals in general.

Yet, the large-scale startup successes and prominent use cases of connected health are still to be seen as this application has not reached the masses yet.

Might this hear i.e. 2021 will bring the breakthrough?

16 Applications of IoT in Smart Retail

The popularity ranking shows that it is still a niche segment, but proximity-based advertising as a subset of smart retail is starting to take off.

1 LinkedIn post per month is nothing as compared to four hundred and thirty for smart home.

17 Applications of IoT in Smart Supply Chain

Supply chains have been getting smarter for few years already and solutions for tracking goods, items, and products while they are on the road, or getting suppliers to exchange inventory data and information have been on the market for many years now.

Therefore, while it is perfectly logical that this  application or topic will get a new push with the Internet of Things, however it seems that so far its popularity remains limited.

18 Applications of IoT in Poultry

Livestock monitoring is about cost saving and animal husbandry. Using Internet of Things applications for gathering information and data about the well being and healthof the cattle, ranchers knowing early about the sick animals can pull out and help inpreventing huge and large number of sick cattle.

With the help of the ranchers and the collected data and information, can increase the poultry production

19 Applications of IoT in Insurance

Even the insurance industry can be advantageous or prove beneficial from the Internet of Things revolution.

Insurance brands, industries, and companies can offer their policyholders discounts for Internet of Things wearables such as Fitbit.

By employing fitness tracking, the insurer can be encouraged to adopt healthier habits and offer customized policies, which in the long run, will benefit everyone, customer ,and insurer, alike.

20 Applications of IoT in Manufacturing

The world of industrial automation and manufacturing is another big winner in the Internet of Things sweepstakes.

From its start on the factory floor to its placement in the destination store, GPS and RFID technologies can help a manufacturer for tracking an item or a product, the whole supply chain from starting to the end.

These sensors can help ingathering data and information on environmental conditions, product conditions and travel time, that the item and the product was subjected to.

Reducing waste and lost time, sensors attached to industry or factory equipment can help in identifying bottlenecks in the production line.

Other sensors mounted on those same machines can also help in training the performance of the machine, and help predict when the unit will require maintenance, thereby preventing very costly breakdowns.

21 Applications of IoT in Transportation

By this time, many individuals or people have heard about the development and progress being made with self-driving cars.

But that’s just only a single bit of the huge and vast potential in the field of transportation.

The GPS, which, if you think of it, is another great example of Internet of Things, is being utilized for helping transportation industries and companies plot more efficient and faster routes for trucks hauling freight, thereby it speeds up delivery times.

There’s already very important and significant progress made in navigation, once again alluding to a car or phone’s GPS.

But city planners can also use that information and data to help in determining road construction and maintenance, parking space demand, and traffic patterns.

There’s even a possibility that applications can be made that can help inpreventing a car from starting if the driver of the car is inebriated!

22 Applications of IoT in Utilities/ Energy

Internet of Things sensors can be employed for monitoring environmental situations and conditions such as lighting, temperature, and humidity.

The data and information provided by Internet of Things sensors can help in aiding in the development and creation of the algorithms which  help in regulating energy usage and make the appropriate adjustments, eliminating the human equation (and let’s face it, who of us has not forgotten to turn down the thermostat or switch off lights in a room?).

With Internet of Things – driven environmental control, private and businesses residences can experience huge and significant energy savings, which in the long run will be benefiting everyone, including the environment!

For helping run municipal power grids more efficiently, analyzing factors such as usage on a larger scale, information and data that is gathered by the Internet of Things can be used.

Also, the sensors can help in pinpointing outages faster, thus decreasing blackout times and increasing the response time of repair crews.

23 Applications of IoT in the Internet of Nano – Things

The Internet of Nano – Things is made up of linked Nano devices through current telecommunications and network systems.

The Internet of Nano – Things added a fresh aspect to the Internet of Things incorporating Nano sensors into systems and devices for allowing them to interact globally between devices and systems around the world through the Nano network and the Internet.

The Internet of Nano – Things defines how the Internet will grow as Nano sensors connect to physical stuff like consumer devices and physical resources for collecting,  processing and sharing data and information with end customers.

The Internet of Nano – Things has several important applications such as smart cities, manufacturing, industrial control systems, aerospace, health care, logistics, military ,and smart agriculture.

24 Applications of IoT in Pharmaceutical

A medication temperature monitoring app that uses sensors to ensure medical supplies still meet quality standards upon delivery and for detecting if the temperature of the medication has gone outside of the acceptable range.

The handling temperatures are vaccines, and medications, for examples, is crucial to their effectiveness. For reminding patients when it is time for taking their medication and for monitoring that medications are kept within the proper handling temperature range, Internet of Things based smart apps can be used.

25 Applications of IoT in Business services

For enabling support personnel byreceiving  alerts about service issues and take immediate action, facility services brand or company uses their multi-device Internet of Things software.

By aggregating information and data from hundreds and thousands of sensors in systems such as mouse traps, paper towel dispensers, soap dispensers, and coffee machines, rather than doing manual checks, the application has significantly improved service levels and cut costs.

26 Applications of IoT in Media & Entertainment

For understanding the foot traffic of individuals at events, a production firm and an entertainment design uses sensors in turnstiles of venues.

For helping sponsors understand the best places to advertise and to ensure the attendee count stays within the fire code compliance of the venue, their Internet of Things app sees the attendee traffic patterns in real-time.

27 Applications of IoT in Mimo Monitors

This new type of infant monitor gives parents insight into their baby’s sleep by using sensor technology.

It provides them real-time data and information about their baby’s breathing patterns, early warnings, activity level, body position, and body temperature– all on their smartphones.

28 Applications of IoT in Intelligent Engines

Microsoft is collaborating with Rolls-Royce in transforming the aerospace industry.

The TotalCare Services of Rolls-Royce is incorporating advanced analytics and Internet of Things in aggregating information and data from disparate sources, integrating big and large quantities of airline operational data and applying smart data analysis capabilities and predictive tools for helping airlines reduce fuel usage and making fly routes more efficiently.

This data will also be beneficial to ensure that the right equipment and teamsare in place to optimally service the engines.

29 Applications of IoT in UPS

UPS, one of the globe’s biggest shipping brands, has leveraged the power of Internet of Things and big data analytics for improving its efficiency, saving money and also reducing the impact on the environment.

Sensors are used on delivery vehicles for monitoring their stops, mileage, speed, and the overall engine health.

Using the information of more than two hundred data points for each vehicle, UPS takes measures for reducing fuel consumption and idling time.

30 Applications of IoT in Ice Creams

Here’s a story that I want to tell you- There was a Chennai and Bangalore based ice cream chain whose 25 per cent of ice creams used to melt due to improper storage, due to which it’s inventory started degrading massively.

Nimble Wireless, a company that deals in Internet of Things hardware solutions, came to their rescue.

They allowed the store managers to remotely monitor the storage of their ice creams by installing smart temp sensors.

This helped as in the store managers were notified as soon as the ice cream started to melt, and they were able to address the problem almost instantly.

31 Applications of IoT in Harley Davidson

All of us are aware that the customer’s demands changed massively during the financial crisis of 2008.

Due to this reason, assembly line system of production of Harley Davidson proved as a liability during these challenging times.

Harley Davidson transitioned to a digital chain supply to address this problem i.e. each step of the production system was tracked down in a real time management process, and on displays around the factory.

Adapting to the digital supply chain, Harley Davidson increased their net margin by 19 per cent and cost were reduced by seven per cent.

32 Applications of IoT in Rolls Royce

Many of you might not know but Rolls Royce has invested a big portion of their fortune in airline engine manufacturing as well, apart from their world famous cars.

Rolls Royce also provide consumer service support to the brands, industries, and airlines who purchase these engines.

The problem occurred here as the volume of data became so enormous that it became challenging and difficult for them to manage and optimize the maintenance process.

Rolls Royce then employed a predictive technology and an Internet of Things Suite for analyzing this voluminous data and get the most out of it, specially for their part replacement and efficiency of fuel.

33 Applications of IoT in Maersk

This company is responsible for aroundeighteen per cent of the global container trade.

This brand faces a huge level of accountability when we talk about the transportation of the goods.

They deployed a remote container management system which helped in monitoring the temperatures of container, specifically for the produce that is fresh, and it is intervened for preventing the wastage.

Blockchain tech has also helped for tracking more accurate container capabilities, that leads to vast and massive cost savings each year.

34 Applications of IoT in DHL

You might know DHL for its global logistics. But, for optimizing its systems and processes currently, it has also begun implementing the Internet of Things tech.

Smart warehouses of DHL are equipped with prominent displays which can help in boosting the efficiency, reducing the costs of production, and spotting the potential dangers and hazards.

This is done as the data elements are pulled together from around the warehouse and these can be easily and quickly unified in an engaging and a single interface.

35 Applications of IoT in Johnnie Walker

Okay, you might be wondering that what is the use of the Internet of Things in a whiskey bottle? But, you will be surprised to know that the OpenSense tech has served actually well for the company and the customer.

They can be used to check the status of each whiskey bottle in the supply chain, along with the unique identifiers.

They can also be used to check if the bottles have been tampered in any method or way, or if the items are counterfeit.

36 Applications of IoT in Health360

Here’s a question for you- Name 1 industry that is in constant need of improvement and optimization? Healthcare is the answer.

ImagineCare Experience has been integrated and implemented with its engaging application.

Due to its implementation, Healthcare heavily increased its engagement, specially remote care for the patients who are suffering from the chronic diseases.

The staff efficiency  is increased and costs are reduced heavily, all this is done by correctly doing away and identifying with unnecessary trips to the ER.

37 Applications of IoT in Union Pacific

Union Pacific operates at a huge scale and transportation services come with many safety concerns.

For guarding against derailments of the vehicles, this company has successfully integrated a software programme.

It enables to collect information through visual and acoustic sensors on the downside of the carriages of the trains.

Potential hazards and dangers can also be analyzed foremost, thereby saving millions and billions of dollars of the company due to the damages and delays. (Too much alliteration, I tell you!)

38 Applications of IoT in John Deere

Agriculture is one industry that will always generate huge benefits if you help enhance its outputs, specially if we talk about the yields of crops.

Do you know what actually John Deere did? It helped create a system by stitching technologies for optimizing farming systems.

This was done with the help of the Internet of Things sensor, a replacement of steering wheel, cloud applications, and wireless communications.

This can be done by increasing precision when farmers are tilling arable land.

39 Applications of IoT in Whirlpool

Feedbacks are the backbone of a company thatdeals in electronics, so as to know that how their products are performing in the marketplace and which are the areas where the products require much improvements.

To make this process easy, Whirlpool is making use of the Internet of Things sensors on their refrigerators and washing machines.

These sensors tell the company by collecting the data that how these devices are being used and how well are these responding to their usage.

Therefore, the company can rope in suggestions for making suitable changes in the designs of the future machines for catering specifically to the consumer’s needs.

40 Applications of IoT in Ricoh

Companies and industries around the world lose their valuable resources such as time and money over one redundant problem- recurring meetings.

For combating this worldwide problem, Ricoh has come up with a superb and interactive solution.

It has created and developed a whiteboard with cognitive capability, that can be used for capturing any voice interactions + any thing that has been written on it.

For later references, such transcripts can be shared with the concerned employees.

The main aim behind all this is to largely reduce loss of data and cost and smoothly streamlining the processes of meetings.

41 Applications of IoT in ThyssenKrupp

All of us are living in an ever increasing physical world and with expanding cities, there has been a splurge in the demands of the high tech elevators.

With the help of central cloud databases, this company uses the Internet of Things sensors in each of its elevators for tracking down KPIs.

This help the on field employees of this company for locating and knowing about a problem well beforehand and they can easily rectify it well before time.

42 Applications of IoT in Crowne Plaza

Big 5 star properties such as Crowne Plaza are the 1st choice for big parties, private events, and business conferences.

All this pose a big problem of the parking of the vehicles. Hotel Crowne Plaza solved this problem by making use of the ParkNET and Internet of Things technology, and now it gives a better idea of the availability of parking in real time situations.

This happens as follows- Imagine you are a guest at Crowne Plaza. When you reach the property, the staff can directly guide you to the empty parking spot, thus making it a seamless experience and saving everyone’s time, including yours and the hotel’s staff.

43 Applications of IoT in Restaurants

Currently, there’s hardly any industry that has remained untouched of the Internet of Things technology.

It has infiltrated this industry, and has enhanced processes, thus increasing the cost efficiency and providing a better customer or consumer experience.

Many restaurants nowadays use more integrated devices, that are equipped with digital menus and smarter POS systems.

Also, now restaurants also have sensors that are able to collect data on the basis of footfalls, consumer behavior in terms of food they order, heat maps of the restaurant, etc.

All of these can be used for enhancing their business practices.

44 Applications of IoT in Kohler

If building smart homes is an art, Kohler is the Picasso of it.

They have made the normal routine processes more efficient by integrating the modern technology into their smart home items. For instance, let’s talk about their smart bathrooms.

Their smart bathroom systems can check the weather outside early in the morning and likewise set the correct temperature for your bathing water by the time you wake up.

Also, the floor of your bathroom and the seat of your toilet are also warmed up prior for your ablutions.

Who would like waking up early if one has all of these set to make one’s morning more enjoyable?

45 Applications of IoT in Weka Health Solutions

The one word that we heard most in 2020 was ‘Coronavirus’ and the word we are hearing in 2021 is ‘Vaccines’.

Vaccination programmes are underway all over the world to fight this deadly disease and to ensure proper vaccination, the vaccines need to be stored at the correct temperatures.

To overcome this problem of storage, the Weka Health solutions came with the idea of a smart fridge.

This fridge allows the remote management of the vaccines and ensures that they are stored at the right temperatures always.

Also, to avoid unnecessarily opening of the fridge, it also ensures that the vaccines are dispensed one at a time with the use of an especially designed drawer set.

46 Applications of IoT in Gastromatix

If you have attended any large event, then you must be aware that there is always a lot of confusion at the bar, specifically if the cocktails are involved at the party.

Gastromatix has developed a system with the help of the Internet of Things tech. Using this device, one can make a cocktail on their own with utmost precision and that too in a matter of seconds.

Wastage of the ingredients is also avoided as this device also provides you with the exact amount of the products to be used in the cocktail.

You also need not worry about the billing system as it can accurately make the bills of all the cocktail drinks accurately, thus making the entire process streamline for a much better consumer experience.

47 Applications of IoT in IVD

Internet of Things technology is being extensively used in the in Vitro Diagnostics.

All of us know that this is an important part of the health care sector and delivery.

By integrating into this technology, the doctors are better placed for detecting diseases, determining the underlying causes, monitoring the health of the patients, and improving the overall outcomes.

Due to this technology’s use, its demand is rising and it will surely make progress in making the processes more cost-effective.

48 Applications of IoT in Air Traffic Control

Substantial and a huge amount of risk + responsibility comes with the job of the air traffic control.

The old and traditional system of the radar systems does not work in this age where technology is advancing at a very high speed.

For enhancing this process, the company Nav Canada has now switched to the technology of satellites for broadening its reach.

With the help of this technology, the airplanes can now be tracked easily and quickly, and it really doesn’t matter where they are flying.

By the last phrase I meant that, airplanes can now even be tracked over hard to access areas such as deserts and above oceans as well.

49 Applications of IoT in Texa

Do you know that previously data that was collected by the computers in cars was only restricted to the enthusiasts and mechanics?

They can also only access it with the use of a diagnostic device. However, now what the company Texa has done is that they are tapping into the Internet of Things tech for providing its customers and fleet managers with detailed in-depth data and statistics about the metrics related to a vehicle.

All of this includes notifying the paramedics immediately, driving skills of the individuals, engine health, and the consumption of fuel and contacting the police in case if any unfortunate event occurs.

50 Applications of IoT in Office Space

Optimized workplace is the major problem that many of the offices are facing worldwide.

The employee management is low and the office space is not fully utilized.

A product that addresses this problem and helps the companies to fully optimize their workplace by getting the most of their office space is Steelcase.

With the help of the Internet of Things technology, the employee scan get to know that which areas of the offices are available and free to use with the help of diagnostics.

Steelcase also helps in providing additional expertise on how can the area that is free and available, can be used in the most optimized way, thereby increasing the overall efficiency of the workplace.

51 Applications of IoT in eradicating pollution

All of us that the river Ganges holds a very important religious place in our ancient history.

Sadly, we all are also aware of the pollution, this river has faced in several years.

Here’s a stat for all of you who love reading stats- River Ganges is the longest river in India and is a major source of water for eleven states in our beloved country India.

General contamination and agricultural runoff are also the major causes of pollution of the river Ganges.

The Government of India has employed and integrated the Internet of Things technology for cleaning up the sacred River Ganges in the long run.

Okay, here’s another stat guys- Thirty six monitoring stations have been already set up by the Government of India for monitoring and collecting live updates about the live condition of the river Ganges water.

This information will be then used for deploying the appropriate governmental and environmental policies for combating the problem of the pollution for the Ganges.

Conclusion

So, considering the above applications,what does the future have in store for the IoT (Internet of Things)?

Connected devices across all manner of technologies will hit 20.6 million and it could hit one trillion by the end of the year 2025 according to a Gartner Report. That’s only a staggering figure, according to HP.

The next 10 years will see Internet of Things  systems and devices creating $14.4 trillion worth of value across various industries like the ones mentioned above, according to a Cisco report.

For creating and developing  the life-changing conditions in our lives, the IoT (Internet of Things) is poised, both in a personal and professional capacity.

Most of the innovations that are mentioned above are already in place to an  extent or another.

The Internet of Things (IoT)offers an unprecedented degree of efficiency and control that no company or industry can ignore.

What does that mean for all of us – TheInternet of Things, and its association with technologies such as Big Data, Blockchain, and ITIL, is a lucrative field with plenty of potential for careers.

You should check into offerings of several websites in the technologies as mentioned above for getting started in becoming proficient in the workings of the IoT (Internet of Things), and be prepared for the future time.

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In many websites you find multiple check box form to select your interest, or to select multiple options.

That can be created by using HTML check box.

Here to make a input as a text box we need type="checkbox".

name is name given to text box

value property specifies what value a text box holds.

id is used to uniquely identify this text box in HTML Document.

To get this text box value we can use JavaScript.

To get element by Id we can use document.getElementById().

Inside getElementById() we pass the elements id.

in above code we can see that check box id is checkbox1

and to get value we can use value property of getElementById()

how to get checkbox value in javascript with getelementbyid()

var bike = document.getElementById("checkbox1");         
     if(bike.checked){
         ele.push(bike.value);
   }

How to get multiple checkbox value in javascript with getElementById()

Here to select multiple check boxes we selected each check box one by one.

Select Element by id using document.getElementById().

then check checkbox is checked or not.

If checked then push in array.

How to get checkbox value in JQuery

JQuery makes code simple and easy, to select checkbox we can use either name, id or input type checkbox.

We can use any of above ways as per need.

Here we will use checkbox id to select checkbox.

You can download JQuery or include from CDN

We checked check box is selected or not using ($('#checkbox1').is(":checked"))

Here checkbox1 is id of checkbox.

To get the value of check box $('#checkbox1').val();

How to get multiple checkbox value in JQuery

$("input:checkbox[name=cb1]:checked").each(function(){                  
ele.push($(this).val());
});

Here Input check box with name cb1 is checked then for each element get checkbox value and push to array.

get multiple checkbox value using JQuery
Fig: get multiple checkbox value using JQuery

It is very easy to access multiple check box value using JavaScript and JQuery.

You can use these in your web page like in form and to capture user information.

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Add active class onclick javascript and jQuery

Add active class to a div on javascript onclick event

Here we are applying a style to a simple div.

Steps to add a css class on click event

  1. Create a div with specific id (here id=”text”)
  2. on click on div call a method makeActive()
  3. Define a function makeActive() in side <script> tag.
  4. Inside makeActive() getElementById
  5. Get Elements classList and add class active.
  6. Use the innerHTML to change to element Text

Add active class onclick javascript to HTML ul List to make menu

Here We have ul list elements to create horizontal menu on click on any element an active class is applied on it and if any one have already active class then remove it.

  1. create a ul menu with li items
  2. make menu display inline using css
  3. inside script tag select all anchor in menu class
  4. on click event find is there any active class in li
  5. if found then remove it
  6. add active class to clicked element.

Reference

Add active class to a div on Jquery onclick event

Here we have taken example of only a single div on click on div it will add an active class on div.

you can download or include Jquery from CDN

To achieve this follow these steps

  1. Define active css class
  2. Include Latest Jquery jquery.min.js file to your html
  3. Create a div with id text.
  4. Write Jquery code inside script tag.
  5. Check for document ready state if ready then
  6. write click function for #text
  7. add a class using jquery addClass()
  8. Change the div content using Jquery text().

Add active class onclick JQuery to HTML ul List to make menu

As we already seen how to add a active class in HTML List.

The same work we will do with JQuery.

JQuery provides easy way to add and remove css class in any element

  1. Create a simple HTML unordered list
  2. Style list to make inline and provide margin
  3. define a active style in css
  4. Include Jquery latest jquery.min.js file
  5. Write Jquery event that will work on document ready
  6. On click on anchor tag inside li first remove all active class from li then add active class in parent li of anchor tag.

Jquery provides addClass() and removeClass() to add and remove any css class.

You can learn how to access parent class id in JQuery

Add Hover effect in HTML menu using JQuery hover()

To add hover effect we used below code.

This will add and remove css class on hover.

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Applications of Computer in various fields

Applications of Computer in various fields

The first electronic computer systems were used to perform difficult numerical calculations.

Gradually they have come to take on more complicated and much wider roles.

They now perform a diverse array of functions and services, and play an important and major role in most individual’s professional and personal lives.

Computer system is a tool or device through which you an individual perform various jobs.

You can use your computer for several applications by changing the software packages.

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Computer Applications
Computer Applications

Here are the list of applications or uses of computer system-

1. For Scientific Research

Computer was first used to perform Scientific Research job, and it was the first application of computer.

The accuracy and speed of computer enabled scientific analysis carried out too fast at that time to now.

Computer controlled robots must be used in all those fields which are dangerous to human lives like in deep sea investigation and nuclear researchetc.

Scientists were one of the 1st groups that adopted computer systems as a work tool.

Applications of Computer for sharing data and information, research with other specialists both locally and internationally, as well as storing, analyzing, categorizing, and collecting data.

Computer systems also play an important role in maintaining, controlling, and launching space craft, as well as operating other advanced technology.

2. For Business Application

For the purpose of business application, computer can also be used.

Brands can grow their business as fast as possible through deciding what to do next without any delay and by quick analysis of their previous project on the computer screen (according to the data fed inside) through computers.

As multinational companies to individuals, all are using computers forkeeping accountitems, prices, stocks, information etc. and other business purpose.

A computer system has high speed of versatility, reliability, accuracy, diligence, calculation that made it an integrated part in all business institutions and organizations.

Applications of Computer in business organizations for: Maintenance of stocks, managing employees database, financial forecasting, budgeting, sales analysis, payroll calculation etc.

3. For Education

You can also use your computers/ PCs foreducating yourself through images, videos audio, etc.

There are hundreds and thousands of sites available over Internet nowadays which are ready for delivering education for free in almost eachsubject.

You can pick whether you want to learn offline or online. You can open anysite to read your desired topics in online learning while you can learn through videos in offline learning, photos, PDFs etc.,

all these documents can be downloaded through world wide web or internet.

They can be used for accessing educational data and information from internet and intranet sources, or via e-books.

Applications of Computer in education for maintaining and monitoring student performance, including through the use of online examinations, as well as for creating assignments and projects.

4. For Entertainment

Many individuals are using computer system for entertainment purposes such as:

  • animations
  • Photos
  • Listening songs
  • Watching videos
  • Watching movies etc.

Applications of Computer for Entertainment as creating these things in an attractive manner so that the customer loves to enjoy these things.

5. In Banks

Banks are the institutions where there is continuous useof computer systems and PCs.

Therefore, we can surely say that the banks are the major users of computers. For example, Automated teller machine, or ATM in short, can be used for either depositing or withdrawing our cash in/from our Bank.

All data and information likeinterest, withdrawal, deposits, and account holder details, etc. are managed by computers in banks.

All of the branches of the banks are interconnected using network of computers so that their customers feel always free to deposit his or her money and cash in any branch of the same bank all over the nation.

6. For Communication

Conveying a message, an idea, a picture or speech which is understood and received correctly and clearly by the individual for whom it is meant for,

is known as communication. Some major areas in this category are: Telnet, videoconferencing, FTP, Usenet, Email messages, and chatting.

Using your computer systems or PCsfor the sole purpose of communication provides you a lot of advantages and benefits.

For example, if you will use email messages for sending anything to your friends or any of your contacts or your friends or relatives, then you don’t have to use pencil, pen and paper for writing and taking that paper to post office.

Then postman will be delivering that later after few days or sometime that will not be good if you want to send any urgent data or information to the same person.

Therefore, using email messages, you can also saves your cost and time for delivering any data or information very fast.

You only need a computer or PC and internet connectivity for this purpose.

Now-a-days, peoples are usingvoice-mail, email messages, and chat messages etc. for communication purpose.

You can also use your personal computer for communicating  through direct video conference with your contacts or friends who are present at any location in the world without any cost except internet connection.

Now, I am sure that you have got enough idea and information about communication through computer systems.

It’s time for moving on another application of computers which is engineering.

7. For Engineering Purposes

Computer systems are also used for the purpose of Engineering, i.e., for designing any machine without actually making it through CAD (Computer aided design) software.

Once the design is accepted, and then using CAM (Computer aided manufacturing) process for producing a vast number of such products at very fast speed.

Architects are also using computer systems for drawing and designing big buildings to individual houses like Apartments.

There are many more uses of computer systems only for engineering purposes.

As per the title, computer systems can easily aid in designing buildings, books, newspapers, prints, magazines and many others.

The layouts of construction are designed beautifully on computer systems using different software and tools.

8. For Medicines Related

Computer systemsplay a vital and an important role in medical field also.

For example, computer systems can keep track of each and everything going inside the patient’s body in ICU

i.e. Intensive Care Unit such as heartbeat and blood pressure etc.

To keep records of medicines and patients also become easy through the use of Computer systems.

Computer also plays an important role to perform X-Ray and CT (Computed tomography) scan of patients for giving the scanned object of specified area of the body of the patient in the form of graphics such as images.

Healthcare is a sector that continues to be revolutionized by computer systems.

As well as digitized medical information making it easier for storing and accessing patient data, complex information can also be analyzed by software to aid discovery of diagnoses, as well as search for risks of diseases.

Computer systems control lab equipment, heart rate monitors, and blood pressure monitors.

They also let doctors for having greater access to data and information on the latest drugs, as well as the ability for sharing data and information on diseases with other medical specialists.

9. For Book Publishing

Book publishing has also become an easy task with the use of computer systems.

Book publishers are now using software such as MS-Word- DTP (Desktop publishing) forpublishing their books.

10. For Games

For most of the time, individuals use computers for playing games.

You must have the internet connectivity for playing online games whereasyou can play without any internet connectivity for offline gaming.

There are numerous games available in computer world and here are some of the category available in the game field-

  • combat
  • Simulations
  • Puzzle
  • Adventurous
  • Racing
  • Action etc.

Individuals are playing (mostly today’s or new generation children) games on computer systems for few to many hours.

Some popular games are listed here:

  • Super Mario Bros
  • Pokémon
  • Halo
  • Call of duty
  • Angry bird
  • Pubg
  • Grand theft auto
  • Wow
  • Skyrim
  • Counter strike
  • Minecraft etc.

11. For Personal Use

Computer systems can also be used for personal uses and purposes.

Individuals can use computer systems for keeping all the essential day-to-day details that needs to be noted somewhere.

You can also use it for personal things such as savings, expenditures, incomes, investments etc.

12. For Accounting Purposes

Computer systems are highly used for accounting purposes forhandlinginventory management and company financial accounts and using some accounting software like Tally.

With the use of computer systems, the task to maintain accounts become very easy.

Later you can also retrieve the information and data on the basis of several requirement or pattern very easily.

13. Marketing

Uses of computer systems in marketing are :
Advertising – With computers, advertising professionals disseminate and print ads, revise and write copy, create graphics and arts with the goal of selling more products.

Home Shopping – Through the use of computerized catalogues, home shopping has been made easy and possible that provide permit direct entry of orders to be filled by the customers and access to product information.

14. Insurance

Insurance companies keep all records up-to-date with the help of computer systems.

The stock broking firms, finance houses, and insurance companies widely using computer systems for their concerns.

15. Health Care

Most of the medicinal data and information can now be digitized from the reports to the prescription.

Computation in the medicinal fields has allowed us for offering several miraculous therapies to the patients.

Radiotherapy and ECG’s weren’t possible without computer systems.

16. Military

Computer systems are the main tools and devices that help to develop missiles and other equipment in the defense system.

Maintenance and Designing are possible only through computer systems.

Computer systems builds the links between the commanders and soldiers through the satellite.

Controlling the function of weapons and their construction is not possible without the aid of computer systems.

The records of the cops and the list of the criminals are maintained regularly in the system.

17. Retail and Trade

Computer systems can be used for buying and selling products online – this enables sellers for reaching a wider market with low overheads, and buyers can easily compare prices, read reviews, and select delivery preferences.

They can be also used to direct trade and advertise, using websites such as Craigslist, eBay, or local listings on independent sites or social platforms.

18. Government

Several government institutions and departments use computer systems for improving the efficiency and quality of their services.

Examples include tourism, traffic, law enforcement, and tourism. Computer systems can be used for storing information, promoting services, communicating internally and externally, as well as for routine administrative purposes.

19. Publishing

Computer systems can be used for designing pretty much any type of publication and these might include newspapers, novels, fashion magazines, marketing materials, and newsletters.

Applications of Computer in the publishing of both e-books and hard-copy. They can also used for marketing publications and tracking sales.

20. Transport

Boats, planes, trains, and road vehicles are increasingly automated with computer systems and they are being used formaintaining navigation systems and safety, and increasingly to steer, fly, or drive.

They can also be used in highlighting issues and problems that require attention, such as a failing mechanical part, oil changes, low level fuels.

Applications of Computer can be used for customizing settings for people, for example, air-conditioning temperatures and seat setup.

21. Navigation

Since computer technology has been combined with GPS technology, navigation has become increasingly computerized.

Computer systems combined with satellites mean that it is now extremely easy for pinpointing your exact location, have a good idea of amenities and places of interest around you and know which way that you are moving on a map.

22. Working From Home

Computer systems have made forms of remote working like working from home increasingly common.

Workers can easily share data and information, communicate, and access necessary data without commuting to a traditional office.

Managers can also monitor workers’ productivity remotely.

23. Social and Romance

Computer systems have opened up various ways of socializing that didn’t exist previously.

Social media platforms have allowed individuals to chat in audio or text or video in real time across large distances, as well as exchange memes, videos and photographs.

Dating apps and sites have helped individuals find romance.

Online groups also help individuals for connecting with other people who have similar interests.

Blogs also enable individuals to express their views on numerous topics and share a variety of views, updates, and experiences.

Online forums have enabled discussions between individuals on general and specialist topics.

24. Booking Vacations

Computer systems can be used by travelers for studying timetables, examining route options, and buying plane, train, or bus tickets.

Applications of Computer for exploring and booking accommodation, whether traditional hotels, or through newer services, such as Air BnB.

Guided trips, events, excursions, and tours can also be explored and booked online using computer systems.

25. Security and Surveillance

Computer systems are increasingly being combined with other technologies for monitoring individuals and goods.

Computer systems combined with biometric passports make it harder and difficult for individuals for fraudulently entering a country or gaining access to a passenger airplane.

Face-recognition technology makes it easier for identifying  criminals or terrorists in public places.

Driver plates can also be easily auto-scanned by police cars or speed cameras.

Private security systems have also become much more advanced and sophisticated with the introduction of internet technology and computer technology.

26. Weather Forecasting

The world’s weather depends upon a multitude of factors which are changing constantly and is complex.

It is really impossible for human beings for monitoring and processing all the data and the information coming in from satellite and other technologies, never mind performing the complex calculations which are needed to predict what is likely to happen in the future scenario.

Computer systems can also process the large amounts of meteorological data and information.

27. Robotics

Robotics is an expanding area of technology that combines computer systems with engineering and science for producing machines that can either do specific jobs that humans are unable to do or replace human beings.

One of the 1st use of robotics was in manufacturing for building cars.

Since then, robots have been developed for exploring areas where conditions are too harsh for human beings, for law enforcement, for helping the military, and for assisting healthcare professionals.

28. Industry

Computer systems are used in industries forperforming several asks, such as communicating over video conferencing, designing virtual products or sampling, interior designing, maintaining inventory and more.

Online marketing has made it easier for individuals for buying products in rural areas.

Due to its easy participation potential, online trading in stock markets has also seen a significant revolution.

Computer systems have enabled individuals from different levels of different locations for participating easily in stock marketing

29. Training

Most of the companies use computers for providing training to their employees.

Computer-based training helps companies to increase their productivity and save their money and time.

Also, computer-based training can be used for training employees for large distances in several places and locations.

This will eliminate travel costs and time, making the training process much more smoother and comfortable.

30. Arts

Computer systems have become an important part of culture, dance, photography, and art.

Computer systems with advanced features can be used for allowing individuals for drawing their projects directly on it.

Besides, individuals can use computer systems for digitizing their photos.

There are various image editor software which can help individuals customize and edit their images.

The dance’s steps movements can be shown live with animations’ help apart from this.

31. Sports

Computer systems are being used in almost every sport in today’s technologically advanced and developed world.

There are various sports activities where computer systems are making things possible.

Computer systems are mainly used for maintaining scoreboards, records, and other statistics in sports.

Furthermore, they are used for analyzing player movements and making several in-game decisions.

Computer systems help make complex in-game decisions (especially in umpiring), that cannot be seen by human naked eyes.

32. Office Automation

The computer systems are now necessary for office automation works for completing all office works, nowadays not even any office runs without the use of a computer system.

The computer is a great machine and tool for running any business it provides almost all solutions regarding any issue or problem in our life.

For example– You have a running store which sells various grocery products.

Computer systems can help you for running your store by giving you a solution for maintaining your stock, will be providing data and information about the stock- which stock is low and how much stock is in the store and what stock is not selling and what is to purchase, it also provides you analysis of items and products, which products are the best selling products.

So you can get the best result with the hell of a computer.

33. Managing stock exchange

Super computers are used for managing stock exchanges because a stock exchange have millions and billions of data entries and helps in managing the heavy bulk of queries to done in mili-seconds.

Therefore, a supercomputer can do such type of work.

The investors have a great interest in stock exchange because of one mistake, it can lead for the costs of many more people life.

Individuals like to invest only if they know more about business in depth and so the stock exchange is a business that provides you many opportunities and complete information.

So, you must have a computer and good knowledge about stock exchange if you want to work on the stock exchange.

Therefore, the computer is used for managing the stock exchange business.

34. Hotel Management

Computer devices are used for preparing documentation, trial balance sheets, and for front desk management, and various other jobs in hotel management.

Conclusion

So, these are the most prominent uses and applications of computers now a days.

Needless to say, computers have become an inherent part of our lives- a part that we cannot ignore even if we want to.

We hope that our article proved beneficial for you in knowing about the applications of the computers.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Computers

Advantages and Disadvantages of Computers

Advantages and Disadvantages of Computers

Many of the big industries and companies rely on computers so much that they hardly can even process their workflows without these super-fast machines.

Computers are considered as an important thing for performing tasks that range from entertainment to navigation.

These devices have become part of our day-to-day lives, but like any other thing in the world, there are some advantages and disadvantages associated with it that you should be aware of.

In this article, we have covered all the advantages and disadvantages of computers and you should check them out.

Nowadays computers are connected to the Internet that extends the advantages and disadvantages of computers.

Computer Technology
Computer Technology

Advantages of Computer

Below, we have mentioned all the major advantages and the benefits that you can reap from using a computer-

Speed

Speed is one of the biggest advantages of computers. Initially, the computer was merely used as a computing or calculating device, but now it is a part of our daily life routine.

They possess the incredible fast speed that helps people to perform and complete their tasks at a much faster speed than manually.

Computers are capable of handling billions and trillions of instructions per second which is really fantastic.

Therefore, computers can be used to reduce the amount of time required to perform any digital task.

Accuracy

Computers are the devices that not only provide incredible high speed but also perform each task that is allocated to them with 100% accuracy.

This essentially means computers let their users handle complex numerical calculations with 100% accuracy and at a very high speed.

This is also another advantage of computers.

Multitasking

Multitasking is one of the major advantages of computers – that means that a user can do several tasks at the same time while working on a computer.

You can listen to songs, calculate a numerical problem, open a document, find files in the memory, and check your email messages simultaneously with the help of a computer.

Storage

A computer can store a large amount of data and information and the storage of computers have enormously increased these days to a large extent as compared to the previous days.

Information can be easily stored separately for years in the storage of computers.

Computers can store hundreds and thousands of files such as audio, video, images, documents, games, and various other types of information.

Besides all of this, one can easily search for a particular type of file by entering the name of the file with the help of the ‘search’ feature.

This advantage is also eco-friendly as it reduces the use of paper.

The commonly used units for measuring and calculating storage capacity are Petabytes (PB), Terabytes (TB), Gigabytes (GB), and Megabytes (MB).

Data Security

The process of protecting your digital data such as accounts, databases, and files, etc. is known as Data Security.

The computer allows you to protect your data from unauthorized and unwanted users and destructive powers.

It includes features like key management, tokens, and data encryption that help its users protect digital data on several platforms and applications.

Automation

The computer can also be used to automate regular processes or tasks such as scanning for viruses, sending email messages, launching specific applications or software, and doing other maintenance tasks, with the help of Task Scheduler.

Apart from all the above-mentioned tasks, computers can also be programmed for performing various complex processes or tasks.

For example- Computers can be easily connected to a camera for tracking the movement of specific objects.

Computers can automatically send an alert if there is any movement, and start recording it if they are programmed accordingly.

Reduced costs

For earning money in several different ways, computers should be considered as a low-cost solution.

When a computer is connected to the Internet, it can be used for performing data entry tasks, selling products via e-commerce stores, creating software, creating and running an online website or blog, and many other freelancing works.

We all know that it is much cheaper to begin any business digitally rather than manually or physically.

In most of cases, people have achieved great and enormous success with low investment.

Increase your productivity

If you have a good understanding of the software that are running on your computer, then these superb and wonderful devices can easily increase your productivity.

And by productivity, it means being and increasing productivity in everything you do.

Let’s say for instance- If you have a basic understanding of how the Word Processor or Microsoft Word works, then you can easily share, edit, store, create, and print letters and documents.

Each of these operations was either slower or impossible with all the pre-existing technologies.

Connects an individual to the Internet

The full potential of a computer is unlocked when you connect the computer to the Internet.

When your computer is connected to the Internet, then your available options and choices are almost limitless.

Most of the advantages that are listed in this article are related to the Internet’s use of the computer.

Helps search, organize, and search through information

A computer system can be used to store data and information more efficiently than any other device.

In our earlier example, we mentioned the ability to store hundreds and thousands of files such as videos, images, and books.

These files such as videos, images, and books can be sorted into categories, alphabetized, and searched once they are stored on a computer to find what you’re looking for in less than a minute.

If you try to find the same text in a thousand books then it would easily take human weeks or months, if not years.

Get a better understanding of data (Data Analysis)

Computers can also give you a better understanding of data and big data and if you are a businessman, then it is more essential for you as a business could have a database of items they’ve sold.

Using that data, they can quickly identify what items aren’t selling, when you need to mark up and mark down the items or products, sells best at what time of year.

Having access to this type of information can give the business a better understanding of their competitive edge against their competitors and their customers.

Keeps you connected

Computer systems can help keep you easily connected with long-distance family and close friends and over e-mail messages and social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

You can also connect with millions and billions of other individuals that share similar interests as you through chats, online forums, and VoIP services, like Skype.

You can meet people you would normally never meet by being able to connect to people all around the world.

Another great thing about communication and connecting with people on the Internet is that it’s fast compared to other forms of communication.

Let’s say for instance/ example- you could send someone an e-mail message on the other side of the planet, and have it arrive in less than a few minutes. 

Snail mail, which is commonly known as postal mail could take days or even weeks (months if ant problem arises) to arrive.

Help you learn and keep you informed

The computer system that is connected to the Internet is something that helps answer almost any question and is a great learning tool that can easily teach you anything that interests you.

You can also access news around the world to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news, weather, and stories around the world and could learn a new profession by reading websites or watching videos.

You could even sign up for online and professional courses that teach you about any subject or topic that you’d learn in your school or your college.

Improves your employment options

Having a computer and knowing how to use one can allow you to work from home and improve your employment opportunities and options.

For example, many offices worldwide needed and required their employees to work from home in the 2020 coronavirus outbreak.

Having a computer at home and knowing how to use a computer allowed many office workers to continue their work even during the pandemic.

Improves your abilities

Don’t you have a great memory, are you not good at maths, do you have poor grammar, or aren’t you the best speller?

Using a computer system can easily improve all of these abilities, and you can rely on the computer as an assistant if you have a hard time learning.

Assist the physically challenged

Computers are an excellent tool for the physically challenged and are also great tools for the blind, with special software it can read what is on the screen.

Stephen Hawking, for example, used a computer system for speaking,  which wouldn’t be as easy without a computer.

Finally, a computer helps with all of the tasks such as socializing, shopping who have a hard time leaving the house or home.

Find love in your life

Millions of people have found their soulmate or true love with the help of online dating websites.

With the help of a computer that is connected to the Internet, you can easily find individuals that are interested in the same things as yours and find some great and potential matches for yourself.

Keep you entertained

With a computer, you could listen to and store millions of songs.

You can also watch a Blu-ray or DVD movie on a computer if you have a disc drive.

You could watch an endless amount of streaming and online videos from popular sites, like Amazon, Netflix, and YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon when connected to the Internet or the World Wide Web (WWW).

Other services

Today, there are many services of the computer that help save you time such as-

  • Pay online bills and check your bank balance.
  • Online shopping through E-Commerce websites such as Amazon.
  • Order food.
  • View online traffic cameras and find the quickest route to your destination.

Disadvantages of Computer

The use of computers has also caused various and several problems in society nowadays.

The following are the main disadvantages and problems of the computers-

Unemployment

Computers have created heavy employment all over the country and worldwide.

We have already discussed that computers have heavily and largely reduced manpower and the need of people.

Also, many other people in the society and the country are affected who do not have the requisite knowledge to work on computers.

Health Issues

Prolonged and improper use of computers has largely affected people’s health all over the world.

For instance- If you working on computer systems for long and continuous hours, your eyes can become dry, which can result in headaches, eye strains, etc.

Another example is that sitting for too long can cause serious injury in the future by causing pain in the back or neck.

Therefore, everyone should take proper precautions while working on the computer systems and take a break of few minutes after working continuously for half an hour of computer use.

Cyber Crimes

Many people in society use computers for negative activities.

They try to break the computer’s security and gain unauthorized access for hacking credit card details and other private details.

They misuse the information for their own benefit and violate all the laws by accessing information.

These kinds of actions are covered under online cybercrimes.

Virus and Hacking Attacks

Viruses are computer programs that are developed for stealing and damaging your sensitive or personal data or information.

In addition, hacking is the process of getting access to unauthorized data or information for various illegal purposes.

Viruses are typically transferred via email messages, internet download, or removable devices.

For securing your personal information and other sensitive data, it is recommended to use good anti-virus software.

Improper Use

Many people do not understand the real needs of computers and they just use these devices without any positive purpose.

They only use computer systems for chatting with people on social media platforms, playing games, and other negative purposes.

Besides, we all agree that computers are a good source of entertainment.

But, it is not good for health and studies of students who use computers without a purpose. This also leads to a waste of resources such as energy and time.

Spread of Inappropriate and False Content

Not every piece of information on the Internet is true as there are many resources for providing inappropriate content and sharing incorrect data and information to users.

There are several websites on the Internet that provide pornographic content without any restrictions, but even the children and students are redirected to such websites.

Unfortunately, it is not easy to cope up with these activities with the anonymous nature of the Internet.

Negative Impact on Environment

The manufacturing processes of computers produce a lot of waste products and when people change their electronics, they throw away their old systems or devices.

Such wastes release huge amounts of hazardous toxic materials which heavily affect the environment.

Therefore, used computers or PCs should be disposed off or donated properly.

Privacy Violation

The computers can be easily used for storing personal and private data of the people.

The privacy of an individual can be violated if the confidential and personal records are not protected properly.

Short attention span and too much multitasking


Today’s almost all people in the world have become hooked with the Internet and computers.

This is because it has become a reason to use a computer every day.

It gives you immediate answers to your questions that become habituated to getting a quick dopamine fix as you surf the Internet on the computer or computer devices and ask any question.

You can get frustrated easily when something does not work speedily or you are not getting an answer in a timely manner.

Also, it is common to work on more than a single task at the same time with a reduced attention span.

This is because it has been studying that multitasking is not more productive and can cause bad effects on your brain and you can make more mistakes in the work.

Can limit learning and create a dependency


A computer can be a perfect place to get information about any topic if you use a computer that has an Internet connection.

Gaining data and information about anything makes you heavily dependent on electronic devices such as computers and other electronic devices-

For example, if you want to find spelling errors, a spell checker or an auto-correct is an ideal tool that offers the advantage of searching mistakes and makes the correct spelling of a word.

However, you are more likely to make spelling errors if you always depend on the spell checker or auto-correct tools and never learn the proper spelling of a word.  

Also, there are many other helpful tools available, such as GPS, grammar checkers, and calculators, but, you may be helpless when they are not working if you are overly dependent on these tools.

Time sink and lots of distractions


Although an electronic device such as a computer can be a great creation to increase an individual’s productivity, it can also be harmful in terms of wasting lots of time.

For example, you are learning or studying about any specific or particular topic and see any other interesting or exciting link, such as playing games.

Then, you will click on the link and spend your more precious time on playing games.

After two hours, you will realize that you have wasted plenty of  your time and not achieved your original goal and you can also get too much distracted while trying to work with the popularity of notifications and social networks.

You could become anti-social or depressed


It is very easy for users and individuals around the globe to become anti-social while working on the computer as it has the ability to perform almost all work and mainly the tedious work speedily.

Let’s say for instance-  if you are playing any game like Counter-Strike or World of Warcraft or other, such games can consume too much time to end up.

There are also many people who rarely go out to shop with others and that they become easily introverted as they heavily depend on online shopping.

Social networking platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and many others can also be the reason to become anti-social.

There are many social networking applications that offer you the option to make more than thousands of friends and then what happens is that you will spend a lot of time with your social network friends and start rarely communicating with your real-life friends.

Various research around the globe has also shown that social networking sites can be depressing as individuals tend to believe that other people’s lives are so much better than theirs and starts comparing their lives with others on social networking sites and people.

Trolls, abuse, stalking, and exploitation


An individual who spends more time over the Internet can face abusive or trolls’ people and it has been also reported that over the years, another issue of cyberbullying is also increasing speedily.

Unfortunately, it is much easier to encounter these kinds of individuals with the anonymous nature of the Internet and with more and more people sharing information on the Internet, individuals like you can be easily and quickly tracked on the Internet by unauthorized persons such as hackers in terms of stealing your private data or information.

Also, there are various online services available that can be used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to data and information about people.

Heavy Reliance in the Workforce


People can lose valuable files permanently that can have an effect for a long time as the computer system or the PC can be devastating due to system crash or power loss for various businesses as these heavily and hugely rely on the computer system or PC.

Conclusion

Although computer systems have the above-mentioned disadvantages, the advantages of computers simply overcome them.

Nowadays, computers can be seen in every market and sector making jobs and processes useful and easier for human beings.