Gartner Research

Create an Enterprise Connectivity Strategy for Your IoT Solution

Published: 11 February 2016

ID: G00296135

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman

Summary

The proliferation of the IoT device market and inadequate vendor information can create chaos. It is imperative that network architects employ these best practices to create an IoT connectivity strategy that ensures proper alignment between IoT performance requirements and device functionality.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Evaluate the Communication Capabilities/Requirements of All IoT Devices
    • Avoid Using IoT Vendors That Do Not Provide Communications Protocol and Frequency Information
  • Document the Necessary Performance Levels All Devices Must Achieve to Support Application Requirements
    • Establish a Minimum Desired Device Performance Level
    • Identify and Assess All Connected Device Scenarios
    • Characterize the Radio Performance of the Worst-Case Device
  • Create a Performance-Focused Device Connectivity Policy

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