The Internet of Things (IoT) is the foremost tech topic of the day. And for good reason: By connecting the unconnected through sensors and networks, and consolidating and analyzing the data generated, the IoT offers truly world-changing benefits for all verticals in all segments. Already, IoT technologies are helping to reduce spoilage in food, increase efficiency in factories, office buildings and homes, decrease downtime for industrial machines, improve our health. The list is nearly infinite.
However, harnessing the power of the IoT takes planning and preparation. You can’t simply go “buy some IoT,” flip a switch and be ready to go. Organizations considering deploying an IoT strategy should prepare using four key considerations: