Connectivity and security are crucial for IoT’s future

It’s not always easy for businesses to realise the full potential of IoT. As technology evolves rapidly, choosing which IoT solution to invest in is difficult, and explaining the value to new and existing customers can be quite challenging. For organisations to succeed in promoting IoT, their business cases must be strong. The focus should be on relatable value propositions, rather than dense technical details, where the user and the use case must be the focus to deliver transformational projects.

 

Maximum Impact

IoT is all about improving business processes and solutions. We are now seeing large-scale IoT programs deliver meaningful organisational change. Where good ideas can often struggle to scale, the tech industry solves problems quickly. Companies are discovering that IoT is more than deploying technology. Instead, it has become deeply woven into the way they do business. Rather than asking ‘what can technology do, we are now asking ‘how can technology and people be combined to deliver real transformation?’

 

Not Just Gathering Data

IoT connects the physical and digital worlds. Enterprise resilience is about being ever-aware of all assets, be they offline or online: customers, employees, products, databases, and Business Intelligence (BI) applications. By using IoT devices, we can monitor important processes, gain insights, boost efficiency, and make better decisions. Organisations learn what’s really happening, not what they think is happening. Any IoT deployment needs to put the users at the center of its strategy.

 

Making IoT Secure

The threat of cyber hackers accessing back-end systems and hacking into networks has everyone concerned. A wired system is much less accessible to outside forces. Unless a solid security strategy is in place, moving to an IoT solution places companies at risk. The strategies and technologies for improving cybersecurity are now far more advanced than they were and companies are realising that they must employ a sophisticated set of security tactics.

 

eSIMs are Enabling Enterprises to take Control

A device localisation approach is needed for IoT to disrupt the market and deliver value to enterprises. eSIM decouples the SIM from the operator so that network providers can be switched remotely over the air. Companies can adapt their devices to the local market in which they are deployed and avoid the limitations of roaming.

An eSIM can be embedded into any device and make managing connectivity simple no matter where it is. In addition to managing device connectivity, it provides an authentication tool for users. Any IoT device can be set up so the eSIM quickly authenticates to your platform.

It is possible to achieve this by using Wi-Fi or wireless connectivity such as 5G, which will allow the unprecedented quality of service and enhanced security and efficiency. As a result, it can connect to any other device on the same platform, no matter how they are connected or what app is controlling them. This simplifies onboarding and gives apps greater flexibility. You can then build a family of technology on top of it.

 

In Conclusion

Companies should become part of the ‘solution conversation’. Each conversation will be different, and it won’t be just about the technical enablement solution.

Education is key. People like building cool devices, but the underlying connectivity service must be present, or it won’t work for the user. The focus needs to be on what businesses are trying to solve, what they’re trying to improve, and how IoT – and connectivity – fits in. The message to vendors trying to sell IoT to enterprises is to help them understand exactly that.

 

Reference Nick Earle, CEO, Eseye for IoT Business New
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