Strategies and Best Practices for Connected Products and Services
Author: Dirk Slama
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Category: Business & Economics
Current hype aside, the Internet of Things will ultimately become as fundamental as the Internet itself, with lots of opportunities and trials along the way. To help you navigate these choppy waters, this practical guide introduces a dedicated methodology for businesses preparing to transition towards IoT-based business models. With a set of best practices based on case study analysis, expert interviews, and the authors’ own experience, the Ignite | IoT Methodology outlined in this book delivers actionable guidelines to assist you with IoT strategy management and project execution. You’ll also find a detailed case study of a project fully developed with this methodology. This book consists of three parts: Illustrative case studies of selected IoT domains, including smart energy, connected vehicles, manufacturing and supply chain management, and smart cities The Ignite | IoT Methodology for defining IoT strategy, preparing your organization for IoT adoption, and planning and executing IoT projects A detailed case study of the IIC Track & Trace testbed, one of the first projects to be fully developed according to the Ignite | IoT Methodology
McKinsey Global Institute predicts Internet of Things (IoT) could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025. Gartner Research Company expects 20 billion inter-connected devices by 2020 and, as per Gartner, the IoT will have a significant impact on the economy by transforming many enterprises into digital businesses and facilitating new business models, improving efficiency and increasing employee and customer engagement. It’s clear from above and our research that the IoT is a game changer and will have huge positive impact in foreseeable future. In order to harvest the benefits of IoT revolution, the traditional software development paradigms must be fully upgraded. The mission of our book, is to prepare current and future software engineering teams with the skills and tools to fully utilize IoT capabilities. The book introduces essential IoT concepts from the perspectives of full-scale software development with the emphasis on creating niche blue ocean products. It also: Outlines a fundamental full stack architecture for IoT Describes various development technologies in each IoT layer Explains IoT solution development from Product management perspective Extensively covers security and applicable threat models as part of IoT stack The book provides details of several IoT reference architectures with emphasis on data integration, edge analytics, cluster architectures and closed loop responses.
Note - The book was last edited and updated on 15th December 2015. Now includes bonus chapter on Cognitive IoT. For complete details about the book,visit http://enterpriseiotbook.com. "Internet of Things is a vision where every object in the world has the potential to connect to the Internet and provide their data so as to derive actionable insights on its own or through other connected objects" The object can be anything - a vehicle, machinery, airport, city, people, phone or even a shoe. From a connected vehicle solution, you can understand the driver behaviour and vehicle usage patterns, from a connected machines solution you can determine when do machines need servicing, from a connected airport solution you can understand many things like - how much time the passenger needs to wait for check-in and security, from an operating perspective it could help to optimize the passenger movement and ensure the right equipments are available at the right time to ensure quick serviceability and finally say, from a connected footwear solution you can understand how much you have run so far and your app can automatically purchase a new pair of shoes based on the remaining shoe life. As we can see, it's not just about connectivity, but how to use the connected data in context of your application or for that matter other connected solutions to derive insights which can't be uncovered before. Today we are seeing data (both structured and unstructured) growing by leaps and bounds available through mediums like blogs, social media, transactional systems etc. With advent of IoT, you will see a large volume of raw data emitting from devices like sensors. Such huge and complex set of data, if not attended to, can go wasted and opportunity lost in terms of building smart environment around us. While focusing on issue of addressing this web of complexity, often understanding the real benefit of IoT is lost and most importantly how to get started on IoT. In this book, our focus will be to provide a clear vision on Internet of Things and everything you should know to get started on applying and building Enterprise IoT applications in any industry. The concepts listed down in the book are applicable across industries. Till date, it's difficult to find a single perspective of what does an Enterprise IoT stack actually mean and our intent is to provide an applicability guide that can be taken as reference for building any IoT application. In the course of the book, we would describe some of the key components of Internet of Things through our Enterprise IoT stack. We would look at how to incrementally apply IoT transformations to build connected products in various industries. At the end, we would understand the technical strategy and how to build IoT applications using IoT cloud offerings from Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon and even build one using open source technologies. To summarize, as part of the book we would cover the following - * A detail overview of key components of Internet of Things and most comprehensive view of an Enterprise IoT stack. * How to apply IoT in context of real world applications by covering detailed use cases on manufacturing, automotive and home automation. * Understand the technical strategy and how to implement IoT applications using Microsoft, IBM and Amazon IoT offerings and various open source technologies and map it to our Enterprise IoT Stack.
Internet of Things (IoT) connects billion of devices to afford inventive opportunities between things and people. The rapid development of products related to IoT is a new challenge to keep security issues, lack of confidence, and understanding of IoT. Analytical hierarchy process (AHP) is a classic multi criteria decision making (MCDM) method used to analyze and scale complex problems and to obtain weights for the selected criteria. The vague and inconsistent information in real situations can lead to decision maker's confusion.
Designing, Building and Deploying Enterprise Digital Solutions
Author: Srikanth Narasimhan, Jagadish Chundury
Publisher: Notion Press
Category: Business & Economics
Digitization and Artificial Intelligence are at the center of every board room conversation these days. Most CEOs, senior management and boards are less worried about their traditional competitors. The impact of disruption through digitization is real and quantifiable – 52% of Fortune 500 companies have been replaced since 2000. The task of enabling new digital business models gets exponentially harder as the complexity of systems are greater. Most CIOs, CTOs are struggling with when to start, what to do, and how to meet the expectations of their CEOs and Boards. Design patterns help narrow this gap by documenting a well-working solution to a problem that occurs repeatedly in a given context. “Enterprise Digitization Patterns” breaks down digital disruption enablers and delivers a cookbook across three key pillars – Digital Experience, Enterprise IoT and Autonomous Systems. The book provides reference architectures, design patterns, maturity models and practical case studies to drive new forms of customer value, business outcomes and business models. The design patterns are distinct or relevant to modern-day enterprise digital platforms that enables enterprise digital business models.
Development in information and communication technologies has led to the advancement of business and enabled enterprises to produce on a global scale. Productivity is a key function in maintaining a competitive advantage in today’s market. The internet of things has rapidly become prevalent in the productivity efforts of businesses. Understanding these technologies and how to implement them into current business practices is vital for researchers and practitioners. Internet of Things (IoT) Applications for Enterprise Productivity is a collection of innovative research on the advancing methods productivity efforts of business through the implementation of the internet of things. While highlighting topics including employee motivation, enterprise productivity, and supply chain tracking, this book is ideally designed for manufacturing professionals, industrialists, engineers, managers, practitioners, academicians, and students seeking current research on enterprise production systems and its transformation using internet of things technologies.
This novel textbook introduces Enterprise Internet of Things from technology, management and business perspectives, carefully examining enterprise environments through the lens of modernization with the Internet of Things (IoT). It also includes detailed case studies to offer meaningful insights for readers from various disciplines and areas. The book analyzes the ways in which the technology could contribute to the enterprise world in terms of revenue and new business models, and addresses the strategies and principles involved in developing IoT solutions with software engineering practices such as DevOps and Micro services architecture principles. By doing so, it offers readers a clear overview of the power of Internet of Things in building next generation enterprise use cases. The book enables readers to understand the latest opportunities to create new business models in enterprises using the unprecedented level of device connectivity, and the wealth of data generated and information exchange among these devices. As such, it appeals to various user groups, such as engineers trying to solve problems in their own domains using Enterprise IoT, academics interested in gaining a better understanding of applications of IoT in large-scale enterprises, and researchers wanting to contribute to the ever-growing and complex area of IoT.
Effectively manage connected devices on the AWS cloud using services such as AWS Greengrass, AWS button, predictive analytics and machine learning
Author: Agus Kurniawan
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Learn to use AWS IoT services to build your connected applications with the help of this comprehensive guide. Key Features Gets you started with AWS IoT and its functionalities Learn different modules of AWS IoT with practical use cases. Learn to secure your IoT communication Book Description The Internet of Things market increased a lot in the past few years and IoT development and its adoption have showed an upward trend. Analysis and predictions say that Enterprise IoT platforms are the future of IoT. AWS IoT is currently leading the market with its wide range of device support SDKs and versatile management console. This book initially introduces you to the IoT platforms, and how it makes our IoT development easy. It then covers the complete AWS IoT Suite and how it can be used to develop secure communication between internet-connected things such as sensors, actuators, embedded devices, smart applications, and so on. The book also covers the various modules of AWS: AWS Greengrass, AWS device SDKs, AWS IoT Platform, AWS Button, AWS Management consoles, AWS-related CLI, and API references, all with practical use cases. Near the end, the book supplies security-related best practices to make bi-directional communication more secure. When you've finished this book, you'll be up-and-running with the AWS IoT Suite, and building IoT projects. What you will learn Implement AWS IoT on IoT projects Learn the technical capabilities of AWS IoT and IoT devices Create IoT-based AWS IoT projects Choose IoT devices and AWS IoT platforms to use based on the kind of project you need to build Deploy AWS Greengrass and AWS Lambda Develop program for AWS IoT Button Visualize IoT AWS data Build predictive analytics using AWS IoT and AWS Machine Learning Who this book is for This book is for anyone who wants to get started with the AWS IoT Suite and implement it with practical use cases. This book acts as an extensive guide, on completion of which you will be in a position to start building IoT projects using AWS IoT platform and using cloud services for your projects.