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A TRULY CONNECTED BUSINESS

The internet of things promises to bring any company into the future. How you too can come along for the ride

YOU MAY THINK ONLY giant corporations can benefit from the internet of things—the networking of nontechnical objects so they can receive and transmit data. But right now, businesses like yours are employing the IoT: digitizing work sites, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, and shipments. It’s easier than you might think.

IMCO General Construction, which employs 180 in Ferndale, Washington, faced typical challenges for building contractors: a dispersed work force; far-flung work sites; gathering data from complex construction projects. Then the company began working with Seattle-based startup Unearth, which networks remote sensors,

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