With the dramatic growth of connected devices and products, leveraging the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) for business is no simple task. New eBook from pioneer and IoT market leader, Aeris, called the “Definitive Guide to IoT for Business,” aims to give executives and project managers a solid understanding of IoT while elaborating on the main drivers behind what makes the burgeoning ecosystem work. The eBook can serve as a primer for business executives, outlining what it takes to make IoT a business reality, without the need for an advanced engineering background.
Most IoT guides are typically consumer-focused and rarely explain the business of IoT and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. The “Definitive Guide to IoT for Business,” authored by a 19-year industry veteran and Aeris Chief Technology Officer, Syed Zaeem Hosain, addresses the need for a broad, yet comprehensive guide, that enables business decision-makers to better navigate the potential pitfalls as well as capitalizes on IoT opportunities.
“I approached this book with the enterprise in mind, and wanted to provide a deeper dive on IoT in an approachable and informative way,” said Syed Z. Hosain. “I hope to give readers a better understanding of important IoT concepts, while providing an overview on how IoT systems connect, interact and ultimately impact an organization.”
Some of the eBook’s topics include:
- The technology that connects the Internet of Things
- How wireless devices are networked and locate themselves
- Different types of sensors, how they work, and what they do
- An overview of security technologies used to protect IoT data
- How to scale an IoT project to immense proportions
- How to manage the lifecycle of an IoT deployment
- Using Big Data analytics to gain insight from the IoT ecosystem
“Over the years, I found that there is a lack of information and awareness of exactly what it takes to bring a connected solution to market, and it has been the number one hindrance to realizing those world-changing ideas,” noted Stefan Lindvall, CEO of MultiTech Systems and Connected Development, in this guide’s foreword. “If you’re in the business of IoT or looking at starting up a deployment, this book is for you.”
According to recent research commissioned by Aeris in partnership with Vanson Bourne that involved more than 300 IT-decision makers across the U.S. and the U.K., 74% indicated IoT provided their organizations with the opportunity to better meet key business objectives, and 71% agreed IoT would help them achieve a competitive edge. However, despite the optimism, the consensus is that the opportunities will be met with challenges, with 78% citing connectivity, provisioning, and device management as perceived challenges in the year ahead.
For more information and to download a free copy of the eBook, visit: http://info.aeris.com/iotguide.
Aeris is a pioneer and leader in the market of the internet of things – as an operator of end-to-end IoT services and as a technology provider enabling other operators to build profitable IoT and M2M businesses. Among our customers are the most demanding users of IoT services today, including Hyundai, Acura, Rand McNally, Leica, and Sprint. Through our technology platform and dedicated IoT and M2M services, we strive to fundamentally improve their businesses – by dramatically reducing costs, improving operational efficiency, reducing time-to-market, and enabling new revenue streams.