IoT Solution Accelerators
Businesses have recently experienced a considerable change in how they can run their business Today. Agile methodologies and solutions are rising in demand. Today, startups and giant corporations are empowering departments to manage their projects. If they succeed, they scale it to all their business units or divisions. You might be asked to do your project soon, to participate in a department or team's hackathon, or even to bring your insights about IoT company's topic. Don't be afraid. It is easy; I am learning with you.
Finding high-quality edge technology will be the main challenge; the IoT market is not far from that. So understanding what IoT Accelerators are is our key drive Today. But wait, first, what is a solution accelerator?
A easy definition of Solution Accelerator
A solution accelerator is a bunch of software, tools, and described methods. A firm like Forester defines them as a pre-developed technology software that you can use to automate a particular business process, where part of the code can be reused across other users. Sharing is caring.
So, what is an IoT solution, accelerator? It is a bunch of software tools and services, well described, documented, and easy to use. The main goal of those IoT accelerators is to help you connect your hardware on-prem devices to cloud services. If you were going to develop it by yourself, it would take you more time than using generic tools that can give you a quick start.
Therefore (to make sure we got it), IoT accelerators are solutions that complete almost all common IoT scenarios companies face. They help you deploy & run your IoT cloud-connected devices. Also, we cannot forget, when you use an IoT accelerator for deployment, it includes some required services in the cloud platform along with any needed application code.
Besides what I mentioned before, each solution accelerator usually comes with a project development kit + a guide. Or probably the company or community provides you a learning platform for it separately on their main website, like a paper user guide. It typically (we hope) for free so you can test it before the project goes further. This development kit contains tools comprising framework, ready to use templates/examples, customizable user interfaces, among other topics.
Main Benefits of using IoT Solution Accelerators!
An IoT solution accelerator prevents you from spending too much time with unlimited customization as it reduces the spectrum of possibilities on a pre-defined framework. Also, it is less expensive, less risky, and much less time consuming. IoT accelerators impact significantly on the success of your potential business tech projects. Today, IoT solution accelerators offer a comprehensive hybrid scenario of buy & build strategies.
Remote monitoring, connected factory, predictive maintenance, and device simulation are the four most common solutions we can find when we search about IoT accelerators.
Which IoT solution accelerators we have as examples?
Remote Monitoring solutions accelerator collects telemetry data from remote devices. That offers us a comprehensive view that allows us also to control those devices from where you are getting data.
Connected Factory helps us to collect data & manage devices from industrial assets with a unified architecture interface (OPC Unified Architecture: we will speak about this in another post at the moment you can read more here).
Predictive Maintenance is there to enable us to predict when an IoT device breaks or stops functioning. This solution accelerator helps us to prevent device outage, so we can change it or replace it before it happens. It uses our well know topic Machine Learning. Algorithms to predict the future coming from massive telemetry data ingestion.
Last but not least, Device Simulation supports us in running simulated devices by generating "realistic" telemetry data. This solution is to assist us when we test other IoT accelerators or our own advanced solutions accelerators.
We hope it helped you to get a more clear picture of what our lovely IoT Solution Accelerators are.