5 Strategies for Running a Successful IoT Project

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IoT project design
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Strategy 1: Focus

IoT innovation strategies must keep customer objectives in mind 

Start with the fundamentals and ask yourself, “Why are we doing this?” The IoT project objective should be addressing a clear business challenge, such as reducing failure rates of products, lowering customer churn, or speeding up innovation cycles. Any IoT project that doesn’t address such a clear pain point will be mostly unsuccessful.   

Strategy 2: Let the Data Speak For Itself

Data analytics are integral for success 

The data generated by IoT deployments is an often untapped gold mine. Take the time to think about your business models’ data aspects and refine them by monetizing data generated by machines, leveraging data insights to improve predictive maintenance, or even using data to offer specific features that customers want available.  

Strategy 3: Who Are You Working With, and Why?

The IoT partner ecosystem is a key evaluation criteria 

Invariably, you’ll find that you must turn to a strong partner to realize the potential in your IoT project fully. A robust IoT partner ecosystem brings together the key knowledge and commercial considerations needed to deliver exceptional business outcomes. To succeed, you need the right combination of partners, processes, and technology, with shared objectives between all participants.  

Strategy 4: Future-Proofing Deployment

Expanding with new technologies must be part of any IoT strategy 

Long-term success depends on your ability to pivot as technology shifts. Many use case scenarios for connected devices and assets work perfectly fine with existing network technologies like LTE or NB-IoT. However, looking to the future and the proliferation of 5G deserves special attention. 5G will give rise to completely new concepts for connected assets and services based on lower latency and much higher bandwidth.   

Strategy 5: Your Strategy Should Grow With Your Business

An IoT platform approach is necessary for a solution that scales 

If it isn’t scalable, how will your IoT deployment cope as your business grows? A platform approach to IoT is constructive as additional features and functions can be added to evolve your IoT solution. Business platforms can accommodate exponential growth faster and more cost-effectively than traditional IT environments.  

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Pelion provides everything you need to securely connect and manage your IoT. Our origins within Arm have provided Pelion with deep industry knowledge and a vast ecosystem of partners.
Pelion provides everything you need to securely connect and manage your IoT. Our origins within Arm have provided Pelion with deep industry knowledge and a vast ecosystem of partners.