The Internet of Things is widely thought of as a machine-to-machine platform that enables automated decision-making. The reality is that these M2M decision-mkaing capabilities, when combined with human intelligence and intellect, become an increasingly more powerful decision engine. The following use case is a perfect real world example of this.
Royal Vopak N.V. is a leading independent tank storage provider for the oil and chemical industries, operating 67 terminals in 25 countries. Chris Sheldon, Terminal Manager for the company’s operation in Savannah, GA, recently oversaw the implementation of an Internet of Things deployment that is enabling the terminal to minimize energy usage, which should lead to significant cost savings. Sheldon shared the story with Network World Editor in Chief John Dix.