Five Tips for Maximizing Value of IoT Investments

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Look for Open Standards, Protocols and APIs

As with any new technology, open standards, protocols and APIs are essential to ensure that the technology platform can grow with the enterprise and integrate with the other systems of record. Will the systems need to exchange data? Make calls into one another? Open standards, paired with layered security models including end-to-end encryption, are the key to future-proofing any technology investment.

As with any new technology trend, the Internet of Things (IoT) opens tremendous opportunities across the enterprise, but raises a number of questions, as well. In fact, the IoT really isn't a technology, itself, but a label that has been applied to a collection of technologies – sensors, networking, and Big Data – that are being leveraged for new applications and business benefits. The question is how do you unlock the promise of the IoT to deliver tangible, long-term benefits to your business?

Yolonda Smith, application engineer at Digital Lumens and former cyberspace defense officer in the U.S. Air Force, brings a unique perspective on how early adoption of IoT technologies can influence existing business practices and assumptions. Read on for her tips, tricks and best practices for gaining the most value.

 

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