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IoT solution problems and failures lead to dire consequences. Technical professionals are challenged to test these applications due to immature tool support and diversity in hardware and software. This report outlines key steps and priorities to overcome these testing challenges in IoT solutions.
Table of Contents
The Gartner Approach
The Guidance Framework
Step 1: Create Tests for IoT Endpoints
- Device Sensors, Functions and Features
- Real Devices and Variability
- Understand Your Device Contracts
Step 2: Create Tests for Communication Layers
- Audit Trails
Step 3: Create Tests for Simulation Scenarios
- Simulating Devices
- The Future IoT Testing: Promise of Digital Twins
- Service Virtualization
Step 4: Create Tests to Validate Aggregated Data
Postwork: Report and Refine
- Step 1: Create Tests for IoT Endpoints
Risks and Pitfalls
It's Difficult to Gain Access to Real Devices
It's Difficult or Impossible to Replicate Unusual Scenarios
Your Device Contracts Can't Accurately Be Tested By Simulation
Your Edge Environment Is Diverse, Posing Compatibility Issues
- It's Difficult to Gain Access to Real Devices
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