Andy Kurtz outlined 3 strategies for companies to guide them on embracing the Internet of Things (Iot) to acheive maximum results from the products and their business.
He describes the Internet of Things as “in its simplest form, the IoT enables devices to collect data, provide information, and respond to requests for action. IoT then connects these smart enabled devices via the Internet to a centralized place where all of the data can be easily viewed, digested, and acted upon, either by people or AI. Through this ongoing collection and distribution of data, the devices become smarter about the way they function and how they’re used.
For a more in-depth look at his tips, see Andy’s post on the Kopis blog here.
1. Build Your Product, Not a Software Team
Practice the Lean Startup concept. Instead of spending your time trying to understand all aspects of IoT, partner with knowledge experts so you can focus on what you do best and get to your first product iteration quickly.
2. Consider the Goal—And the End User
There is no cookie-cutter approach to creating an IoT device. An Internet of Things enabler can help make the information you’ve gathered consumable, but that means vastly different things depending on the device.
3. Prioritize Security
Finally, security is, perhaps, even more important than figuring out visibility and how to consume data.