The 4 new roles that I&O plays in IoT
More and more organizations are realizing the importance of including Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives in their processes.
Typically any IoT project requires the involvement of:
- I&O Group: For integration, communications, analytics and underlying infrastructure
- Lines of business (LOBs): For goal setting and resource allocation
- Operations teams: To focus on product design and functionality
However, there still remain many infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams that have scant to negligible knowledge of or any involvement with these projects. Understandably, many IoT projects might not require the intervention of an I&O leader. Nevertheless, I&O should be fully aware of these activities as they might need to get involved at any stage.
Here’s a quick glance at the four roles that an I&O leader could be expected to play in the lifespan of an IoT project: