Leading IoT industry analyst firm publishes the next in its series of Transition Topic Position Papers, looking at how the increasing complexity of the IoT stack necessitates a new Connected-by-Design approach which places the optimisation of connectivity at the heart of the solution development process.
Transforma Insights has today published its free Transition Topic Position Paper, sponsored by Eseye, entitled ‘Connected-by-Design: Optimising Device-to-Cloud Connectivity’. The report examines the transition occurring in how IoT deployments are developed, moving from a one-size-fits-all approach built on technologies that were not developed with the constraints of IoT in mind, to a 'Connected-by-Design' approach, reflecting the unique requirements of each IoT use case, complexity of the mix of components, and where careful consideration is given to how all the elements are optimised, particularly connectivity.
The key findings of the report are:
Commenting on the report, author Matt Hatton said: “Many will be familiar with the concept of 'Secure-by-Design', whereby considerations of security are at the forefront of a product design process, permeating the whole development process. This provides a far superior framework than attempting to overlay security at the end of the development process. The same thing applies to connectivity in the context of IoT. It is fundamental to the proposition, acting as the glue that binds the various elements of the stack, and there are many potential pitfalls. This means that it cannot be simply bolted onto the solution after it has been built and/or deployed. It must permeate the design process. Hence 'Connected-by-Design'.”
Eseye’s Larry Socher, SVP Strategy & Product says “More than other IT applications, building successful IoT solutions requires a tailored approach. Every device and use case is unique, with each deployment comes with its own constraints and idiosyncrasies. While embedding connectivity intelligence up front increases flexibility and resiliency and helps future proof a deployment, ideally ‘connected-by-design’ uses a holistic approach in which all components of the solution are cross optimized. A great example of this is selecting low-powered connectivity options such as NB-IoT and LTE-M to maximize battery life for a device that may be in the field for 10 to 15 years.”
The Position Paper examines all aspects of the IoT full stack and the ‘Connected-by-Design’ approach to addressing it. The report is free to download here.
The Transforma Insights Position Paper, sponsored by Eseye starts with a consideration of the diversity of IoT use cases. It then examines the full IoT device-to-cloud stack, and the array of complex elements required to manage data flows in a distributed environment. This includes discussion of sensors and actuators, operating system, compute/storage, edge computing, application/data, business and process integration, and end-to-end security and management. A specific section then looks at the connectivity element, which is perhaps the most crucial in IoT, focusing on the nine key sensitivities of IoT use cases which will dictate connectivity technology choices, including cost, access to power, and requirements for speed, latency, availability and mobility. Finally, it proposes an approach to best ensure that the complexity and diversity of IoT is optimally addressed: 'Connected-by-Design'.
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Transforma Insights has identified a series of aspects of the Internet of Things that are going through a period of fundamental transformation. These IoT ‘Transition Topics’ are the subject of Position Paper reports and Virtual Briefings identifying the key aspects of change and how organisations should position themselves to be best placed to realise the opportunities generated.
Transforma Insights is a leading research firm focused on the world of Digital Transformation (DX). Led by seasoned technology industry analysts we provide advice, recommendations and decision support tools for organisations seeking to understand how new technologies will change the markets in which they operate.
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