Here are the building blocks of successful enterprise Internet of Things deployment, plus details about AWS IoT and IoT 1-Click, Cisco Jasper, Azure IoT, IBM Watson IoT and Google Cloud IoT Core.
There’s little need to tell anyone in IT that the Internet of Things (IoT) is a big deal and that it’s growing insanely fast; BI Intelligence estimates that there will be some 23.3 billion IoT devices by 2019. As IoT support becomes more of an enterprise concern, there are four key issues about enterprise IoT (EIoT) deployments to consider:
- The sheer number of enterprise IoT endpoint devices – There will be 1 billion by 2019.
- The frequency of data generated IoT devices – IDC estimates that by 2025, an average connected person anywhere in the world will interact with connected devices nearly 4,800 times per day or one interaction every 18 seconds.
- The incredible volume of IoT data – Of the 163 zettabytes (that’s 1021bytes) of data that will be created in 2025, IDC estimates that 60% will be from IoT endpoints and half of that (roughly 49 zettabytes) will be stored in enterprise data centers.
- The challenges of maintaining security for your device constellation – IDC estimates that by 2025, 45% of the stored enterprise data will be sensitive enough to require being secured but will not be.
Now, if you’re an early adopter, you may have already built your own IoT infrastructure and your endpoint-device deployment may well be underway. You’ll have discovered that the do-it-yourself approach is non-trivial in the enterprise IoT world. On the other hand, if you’re about to enter the IoT world and you’d rather not build a homegrown solution, then what are your platform choices? To make your research easier, we have complied a collection of six of the leading enterprise IoT platforms that can not only do the job but do so at enterprise scale.