With the push for IoT-enabled solutions comes the need for reliable IoT platforms, especially for companies that require industrial-grade IoT capabilities. This O’Reilly report examines various features that heavy-equipment B2B industries should expect in an IoT platform, as well as the key attributes you should be looking for when choosing a platform vendor.
Up to this point, much of the effort in developing an IoT solution has gone into platform building. But if you are to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace, you can’t afford to build technology stacks from scratch to accommodate hardware, firmware, software, edge computing, analytics, business systems integration, and many other components.
In this report, author Matthew Perry explains what an industrial-grade IoT platform ideally should include, from bidirectional connectivity and distributed computing to availability, scalability, and reliability. You’ll also learn how to assess your IoT strategy and find a vendor that can fulfill your specific needs.
Matthew J. Perry is a writer and editor with a particular interest in how the Internet of Things can make cities smarter. He has written for Cisco Systems and collaborated on ten published books. He lives in New York City.
Table of contents
1. Evaluating and Choosing an IoT Platform
- 1. Is an IoT Platform Necessary?
- 2. Look Before the Leap: The Key to Smart Platform Investment
- 3. A Key Distinction: Consumer- and Industrial-Grade Platforms
- 4. What IoT Functionality Is of Paramount Importance to Your Industry?
- 5. Key IoT Platform Features
- 6. How to Evaluate IoT Platform Vendors
- 7. Summary
- Title: Evaluating and Choosing an IoT Platform
- Release date: January 2016
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9781491952047
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