July 7, 2016
In hindsight, we were foolish. We were a bunch of online savvy tech editors at a leading global magazine decades before internet ubiquity. We jumped into a DIY (do-it-yourself) project to build and run THE online publishing system because we foresaw the media you and I now consume.In a snap, we were flailing and failing like a bug in a Venus Flytrap. We spent all our time and money on infrastructure—running machines, coding software, mastering credit card processing, security—not on technical content creation. So, please, if you itch to jump on the IoT (Internet of Things) bandwagon or are struggling with an IoT DIY project, read the paper from today’s Check it Out link now.
Sponsored by Xively and produced by the editors at DE (not me), “Making the Case for Connected Product Management” opens with a whack on the noggin. Basically, it says that there are at least 10 commonsense reasons why your DIY IoT approach may flop. Things like IoT resources aren’t kid stuff and you know less than you think when it comes to security, Big Data management and long-term maintenance responsibilities.
But the gist of the paper describes a new-to-me class of software available as a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platform called Connected Product Management (CPM). CPM provides an end-to-end IoT solution that can assist your IoT product design by helping you lay out a doable, scalable and affordable development process.
Once you’re going, it helps you manage fleets of connected devices, organize and use the piles of collected data, support connected devices, maintain security and integrate with your enterprise systems so that you can share product data from your connected devices across your company.
In other words, with CPM in place, engineering workflows can focus on designing product rather than spending nearly every working hour (and alarming amounts of dough) figuring out how to build and scale core IoT infrastructures.
“Making the Case for Connected Product Management” has all sorts of data for your consideration as well as a few brief case studies illustrating the real-world potential of a CPM platform.
This paper is a must-read. DIY projects are great fun ... in the garage. When it’s your livelihood, do what you know and get expert help for the rest. Hit today’s Check it Out link to download your complimentary copy. Well worth it.
Thanks, Pal. – Lockwood
Anthony J. Lockwood
Editor at Large, DE