How Not To Wither In The Spreading IoT Wildfire

How Not To Wither In The Spreading IoT Wildfire

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Thursday, August 29, 2019

There are some fundamentals to keep in mind while building or deploying IoT devices to save the company from confusions.

FREMONT, CA: The Internet of Things (IoT) is a force that is enabling business and industries to take their operational efficiency to greater heights. The IoT is made up of devices that connect to the internet and share data with each other. These devices are expanded to all the industries, including manufacturing, infrastructure, education, agriculture, financial services, etc.

There are multiple beneficial solutions available in the market when it comes to selection and by far implementation for a CIO. It increases business opportunities and enhances asset utilization. It also improves safety, accelerates productivity, and save the expenditure and time.

Following are the things to consider before deploying and building IoT:

1. Privacy and Security: Privacy concerns from hacked data can quickly become an IoT nightmare. It is essential to assure privacy and security before deploying any IoT devices. Security issues are ranked the most faced hindrance among the field. The service providers have to ensure the safety of enterprise and customer data.

2. Scalability: Consider scalability from the outset and make choices that will allow you to move from design to prototype to wide-scale deployment smoothly and efficiently.

3. Interoperability Standards: To ensure flawless execution, a wide variety of parts work together in IoT. All the operating systems that are involved must be compatible with iOs and Android, networks outside Ethernet, like LAN or ZigBee.

4. Certifications Required: Before commercializing a device, it is mandatory to be certified for RF operations in the respective markets. Before buying an IoT device, it is good for the customer to check the certification.

5. Data Connectivity: This has always posed a challenge before IoT implementation. It involves how these devices talk to the gateway and the cloud. A suitable edge layer is required that translates transport and data format protocols to send data to the IoT platform.

6. Market-readiness: This technology is evolving, tackling, and adapting the changes coming along its way. The product should be designed in such a way that it can dominate the market quickly.

Although IoT devices make life more manageable and advance, organizations still face challenges to implement them. Connectivity outage challenge, delivering value to the customer, analytics challenges, and security are some of them.

If you are planning to deploy and implement the IoT device into your business five domain experts are required as listed below.

1. Manufacturing Experts: While deploying the tools to market, a manufacturing manager is needed. These experts should ensure that they comply with project requirements, and are aware of the project management techniques to plan, design, and ramp up mass production of a project from beginning to end.

2. Manufacturing Testing Experts: Manufacturing testing experts are different from manufacturing experts, as their job is to test the quality of the product. These experts can ensure quality by performing specific tests like product validation test, integration test, engineering validation test, environment, and certification test, and many others.

3. Firmware Experts: Firmware experts develop and implement the content that runs on devices. They are the one who designs IoT devices for certification.

4. Mechanical Engineering Experts: Physical functioning of the equipment is in the hands of the mechanical engineer experts. These experts decide how it interfaces with other automated systems and, potentially, human users.

5. Electrical Engineering Experts: These experts design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical devices.

In coming years IoT will spread to all the industry, leading them to possess limitless potential. It will leverage the vast volumes of actionable data through increased network agility, integrated artificial intelligence (AI) and the capacity to deploy, automate, orchestrate, and secure several use cases at the hyper-scale. It will automate diverse business processes. It is estimated that there will be more than 20 billion IoT devices within the next five years.

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