Chapter 5

Service Innovation for IoE

We have surveyed the societal and business opportunities ignited by IoE, as well as the barriers, that may hamper the adoption and expansion of IoE. Let us now focus on service and consulting industry’s role in launching IoE and furthering its acceptance.

Navigating IoE Size and Scope with Services

A big area for new IoE services includes analysis of device or thing capabilities to deliver relevant, crisp information, while hiding complexity. As all device capabilities are relevant in some context, it behooves the manufacturer to make application-programming interface (API) as granular as possible. Granular (i.e., down to the particulars) APIs allow downstream partners and clients to customize their software ...

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