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8/1/2016
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10 Tips For Successful IoT Projects

Building hardware and writing software for IoT is the same as doing so for any sort of system. It requires a fair bit of good design practice, as well as common sense. Here are 10 tips to help you on the road to getting IoT right for users and IT.
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Know Why You're Making It Smart

Here's a shocking idea: Just because you can put a sensor or controller in something doesn't mean you should. Before you go off instrumenting everything you can get your hands on you should know precisely why you want data from that device or how you're going to use the device to control a process.
Once you know why a component should be connected to the IoT then you can focus your design and development efforts. Without focus, you're likely to install intelligent components that end up restricting your ability to do what you ultimately want and provide a security vulnerability that is far too easy to exploit. So before you begin any development, sit down with the rest of the team and ask some version of the critical question: 'Is this processor really necessary?'

(Image: bamenny via Pixabay)

Know Why You're Making It Smart

Here's a shocking idea: Just because you can put a sensor or controller in something doesn't mean you should. Before you go off instrumenting everything you can get your hands on you should know precisely why you want data from that device or how you're going to use the device to control a process.

Once you know why a component should be connected to the IoT then you can focus your design and development efforts. Without focus, you're likely to install intelligent components that end up restricting your ability to do what you ultimately want and provide a security vulnerability that is far too easy to exploit. So before you begin any development, sit down with the rest of the team and ask some version of the critical question: "Is this processor really necessary?"

(Image: bamenny via Pixabay)

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8/3/2016 | 3:32:31 AM
Avoid IoT data problems
The tips and suggestions briefed in the article are really nice. Howrever, for the IoT projects to be suceesful, it is equally essential to curb the problems related to data. CIOs definitely need to focus on the importance of generating meaningful data and securing the same as well. The deluge of data associated with IoT may cause a flood of problems for CIOs. To understand this perspective better, CIOs need to pay attention to these five infrastructure / data analytics solutions.
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