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The Internet of Things (IoT).. what is this all about?

The Internet of Things (IoT).. what is this all about?

Everyone is talking about the IoT…. So what does it all mean?  Well, the digital age is here, no matter what we thing or what we do, we must embrace it and make the most of the benefits and mitigate the challenges.

There are some industries that refuse to embrace a fully digital/ cloud based world and sometimes they feel justified when security breaches are reported and data is stolen and misused.  There are industries that want to embrace it, but the technology is in the infancy stage.  But, there is NO STOPPING this wave.  We can take advantage of the IoT (Internet of Things), and still secure our data.

4 Steps to IoT your business/ applications

Connect any asset that’s important to you— with confidence – from robotics to low-power devices, across any platform or operating system.

Easily scale from a few devices to a few million.

Capture alarms and alerts from all of your connected assets spread around the world. Spot issues before they become operational problems.

Take advantage of advanced analytics and machine learning to increase reliability and uptime of your processes. Decrease costly outages and expensive repairs with prescriptive maintenance. And, take preemptive actions instead of understanding just the “what” and “why” behind a prediction.

Create rich dashboards and reports to show anything from high level performance KPIs to the details of an individual asset. Customize visualization so the right people have access to the metrics that matter to them, updated in real-time.

Access data and reports from any device, anywhere; and publish reports to your organization.

4. Integrate with your business processes

Automate previously manual processes by integrating IoT data with your existing business systems such as CRM, ERP, and supply chain.

For example, if a product goes down at a customer site, a service ticket will auto-generate in CRM, from which various courses of actions can be assigned, such as notifying technician to fix issue, diverting the product, or shipping a replacement for your customer.

Below are the latest articles about IoT.  This will be a series of articles each focusing part of IoT: Security, Benefits and Innovation.

Strategy Overview:

The Internet of Things: Roadmap to a Connected World

The rapidly increasing number of interconnected devices and systems today brings both benefits and concerns. In this column and a new MIT Professional Education class, the head of MIT’s open and digital learning efforts discusses how to successfully navigate the IoT.

The Internet of Things: It’s Not Quite Here Yet, But It’s Definitely Coming

Colleges and universities should take steps now to prepare for the impending barrage of connected devices and for the rise in IoT data.

Is the Internet of Things impacting your product strategy? If it isn’t yet, it will!

Link to a webcast: What’s all the fuss about? In the webcast Connected Products: How Should the “IoT” Impact Your Product Strategy, Jim Brown, founder and president of Tech-Clarity and Patrick Tickle, chief product officer at Planview, discuss just how the IoT is changing everything we thought we knew about product development and IT.

Security:

Security experts: what’s wrong with Internet of Things security, and how to fix it

From malware to eavesdropping, millions of connected devices around the world are vulnerable to attacks. Two security analysts explain how the IoT can be hacked, how to protect yourself.

The Top 3 Challenges Facing Internet Of Things Developers

But building apps for IoT comes with a unique set of challenges. Gartner warns that three out of every four projects are likely to face schedule extensions and cost overruns, suggesting an unstable ecosystem that may linger in adolescence for some time.

How manufacturers can improve the security of Internet of Things devices

I advocate three focus areas to make IoT more secure: using open source security software and interoperable open standards; forging a root of trust in hardware to support signed firmware updates and secure boot; and more importantly, security by separation — i.e. hardware virtualization.

Benefits:

Leveraging the Internet of Things for Competitive Advantage

It can help companies increase productivity, cut costs, offer new products and services and deploy new business models. But IoT can require extensive integration and skilled staff for implementation.

A roadmap to success in the Internet of Things revolution

Pretty much anything can now be linked to a network to gather data or give people remote control.  It’s clear that the Internet of Things is a revolution.

Two examples of the Internet of Things influencing the enterprise

The Internet of Things (IoT) in the enterprise space is at times a fairly blank canvas where solutions can be worked on and new applications delivered. We have had clients that are multi-billion dollar enterprises find themselves behind the eight ball when it comes to delivering an answer to some of the challenges put before them by the clients and tenders.

Over 50 pc of new applications developed on PaaS will be IoT-centric by 2020

The widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving Platform-as-a -Service (PaaS) utilization, according to Gartner. By 2020, more than 50 percent of all new applications developed on PaaS will be IoT-centric, disrupting conventional architecture practices, Gartner predicts.

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