The Internet of Things vision can become a reality – but only if companies approach IoT strategically, tying all of this data from multiple core systems together. The hard reality is that most IoT projects don’t make it past the pilot stage, as they languish in isolation and drown in data collected but never analyzed or used.
Internet of Things is increasingly infiltrating our lives not only at work, but also in our homes with people continuing to buy and install all kinds of smart devices in their houses. Yes, it is handy to have a device open you the front door because it has somehow recognized that your hands are full, and more importantly – that it is in fact you coming up. However, as per usual, the less money, skill and preparation you invest in the devices and building your IoT network, the more problems you can expect down the line.
Companies that dare to build an in-house IoT network for the first time often make a grave mistake in underestimating how complex it will be, not only in terms of design, but also operation and management. On top of that, legacy network technologies and engagement models are still not able to support the requirements of large-scale IoT systems either, making things even harder.
Building an in-house IoT network is a long and difficult process which can endanger the company if not done right. The thing that gets most companies to miss a step is considering the complexity of the network – the more complex it is, the more there is to worry about. And it is certainly a job on a massive scale for any company, small or big. That is why it is important to consider a variety of things before embarking on this journey. Take a look at our new infographic to see just some of the questions you need to ask yourself before starting to build an IoT network.