An interesting article which explores the "external factors" that IoT projects face. Rarely does one size really fit all - integration is a necessary evil to get really specific business value from systems or processes. Meanwhile, companies like Hitachi have been using their own sensor data within their processes for decades of years. The growth in cost effective sensors within, and increasingly outside the enterprise brings an additional complexity to the challenge, with some interesting variants on the usual data issues around security, the 3 Vs, transmission and timing issues to mention just a few.
Taking a more external perspective to taming these age old issues will help in the quest for securing the real value IoT brings.
Designing a successful IoT strategy could be very challenging for an enterprise. Unlike other software initiatives, which IT owns and controls, IoT deployments span multiple business units and operational teams. Even for organizations with successful track record of rolling out complex supply chain solutions or enterprise application integration projects, designing and implementing an IoT strategy can be overwhelming. Source: businesscloudnews.com Some of the factors that negatively impact IoT projects include lack of collaboration among IT teams and OT teams, confusing choice of technologies, lack of interoperability with existing business applications, and more importantly, lack of alignment with the overall business goals. In a few projects that I have been involved in, I noticed that the outcome of an IoT deployment was not completely in line with the expectations of key decision makers.