While the full impact of the Internet of Things has yet to arrive, dozens of companies already offer IoT platforms with the services, software, and hardware necessary to make your company IoT-ready. How do you determine which platform will meet the needs of your industry and, more importantly, your business? This O’Reilly report will help you sort through criteria you need to think about when planning for the IoT.
Author Matthew Perry explores key considerations for future-proofing elements of your IT stack and for smoothing the transition to IoT components. You’ll not only examine the things and people you want to connect, but also the network upgrades necessary to connect them—including data flow, APIs and end user applications, and robust security.
Chances are your IoT platform won’t come out of a box; you may do part of the work internally. With the guidelines in this report, you’ll learn how to prepare for an IoT platform that specifically meets the needs of your business and its customers.
Table of contents
The Platform Transformation: How the IoT Will Change IT, and When
- IoT Platforms Will Vary in Scope and Function
- Connecting the Edge—Building-Out the Network
- Controlling the Data Currents
- End-Users, APIs, and Applications: Keeping Connections In Line with Business Value
- Security: Everything and Everywhere, for Everyone
- Conclusion: A Journey Outward, in Stages
- Title: The Platform Transformation
- Release date: September 2016
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9781491965719
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