Five Tips for Maximizing Value of IoT Investments

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Get the Right Data and Use It

With a layer of sensing, data-generating devices across the enterprise, the high-level questions that every CIO needs to consider are:

  • What data can we use for maximum business advantage and in what context do we view this data?
  • Who needs access to the data?
  • Who controls the data?
  • Who manages the integration of that data across systems?
  • What standards will be supported for data and network integrations?
  • What is the system of record -- an ERP system (enterprise resource planning) or BMS (building management system)?

With the answers to these questions, CIOs will have a strategy for sharing data across the enterprise and maximizing business value.

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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