Internet of Everything Case Study: The Weather Company

Better Forecasts Mean Better Decisions

Weather affects about 35 percent of the gross domestic product. It affects consumer behavior and business decisions alike.

Temperature, humidity, and wind: They affect what people do, and how they do it, every day. Now, The Weather Company and Cisco are using the Internet of Everything to give companies and consumers the information they need to prepare for what’s coming.

An insurance company can alert its policy holders that a hailstorm is on its way, so drivers can shelter their cars. A caterer can adjust the menu if a heat wave is expected. Parents may decide to take their kids to the aquarium rather than the beach

And in extreme weather events, knowing what’s happening in real time is crucial for protecting families and businesses. Because when a storm gets bad, seconds matter.