In this guide, we cover the basics that any company should understand before building or deploying IoT devices.
IoT devices are designed to make life easier — and to make processes more intelligent. Understanding the basics is fundamental to successfully deploying IoT devices.
Ask any CTO which technologies are poised to change the world and it’s likely that the Internet of Things (IoT) ranks at the top of their list. Indeed, IoT devices have the potential to fundamentally disrupt almost everything about the way we live: how we do business, commute to work, monitor our health, and even keep our pet fish alive. As a result, more companies are seeking to build and deploy their own IoT devices to outpace their competitors and step in time with the demands of Industry 4.0.
The term Internet of Things is used to describe the massive network of connected devices and systems that collect and exchange data — not to be confused with a connected device. We’ve been using connected devices, like printers hooked up to the internet, for example, for quite some time now. But IoT technology can transform connected devices into smart devices that demonstrate intelligent behavior which enables them to react to real-world situations and even predict the needs of their users.
If that sounds complicated, that’s because it is. Creating and managing IoT devices is complex, but that shouldn’t stop innovators from taking the leap. As a service partner dedicated to developing some of the most innovative IoT projects out there, we’re here to help make the IoT more accessible to those ready to harness its potential.
In this guide, you’ll discover these basics that any company should understand about IoT devices before undertaking an IoT project.
➜ What Are IoT Devices, Anyway?
➜ The Types of IoT Devices
➜ How Do IoT Devices Work?
➜ The Benefits of IoT Devices
➜ What Does IoT Device Management Mean, And Why Does It Matter?
➜ IoT Device Connectivity and Networking
➜ IoT Device Security
➜ Approaches to Building and Deploying IoT Devices