First of all, let’s have some definitions:
Things refers to the physical items, which usually consist of an embedded device, with processors, software, sensors and some kind of control system.
Internet refers to the fact that these devices, these things are connected to the Internet. It is this connectivity which provides all the real value to upstream processing.
Now we’ve established the basic idea, which is to connect an embedded device which will monitor and/or control something on the Internet so we can further process its data and then act upon the result of that processing.
Think for a moment how powerful that is as a model. For literally a few pounds or dollars, we can continually monitor something, and I’m being deliberately vague, process it in real time, if we so choose, and then use this information to make business decisions.
Please don’t take this list to be comprehensive:
The Internet of Things is growing year by year, as companies and organizations begin to see the benefits and start to dip their toe into the water. According to Gartner by 2020 there will be 26 billion IoT connected devices (across all categories). This means, that there will be a huge competative advantage to getting in early(ish) and a huge disadvantage for being too late. The Internet of Things has been with us for some years now, with serious use beginning to ramp up.
The Internet of things, is all about the data. What this data is, what you would do with the it and the value that that contains, is entirely dependent on the business case.
Principally, an IoT deployment is about to better understand something. That something is normally tangible and real. The goal is therefore, to either save money or to generate more.
Insight is normally gained through the processing and analysis of the raw data delivered from the Internet of Things device. This could be done with machine learning, artificial intelligence, or any of the other big data techniques. The intent is to always be more efficiently and more effectively do something. Often, something unexpected will present itself from the data, which might well take us in a new direction.
DVANA have the full set of skills that you will need for an IoT deployment. This includes:
In essence, DVANA have everything you need to gain the maximum benefit from any Internet of Things deployment.
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