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Solution Path for Executing an Internet of Things Initiative

Published: 23 June 2016

ID: G00293163

Analyst(s): Paul DeBeasi


Successful IoT initiatives require sophisticated integration of diverse devices, data streams and processes to form an end-to-end system. This research provides a step-by-step methodology to envision, prepare, prototype, architect and implement an IoT initiative.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

Solution Path

  • Step 1: Envisioning
    • Appraise the Value of IoT Initiatives
    • Collaborate With the Business
    • Learn About IoT Technology
    • What to Consider Before Moving to the Next Step
  • Step 2: Preparing
    • Select the IoT Solution Architect
    • Build the IoT Team
    • Establish IoT Governance
    • What to Consider Before Moving to the Next Step
  • Step 3: Prototyping
    • Assemble the Components
    • Define Data Streams, Analytics and Processes
    • Assess IoT Risks
    • What to Consider Before Moving to the Next Step
  • Step 4: Architecting
    • Analyze Architectural Alternatives
    • Make Architectural Decisions
    • Integrate Devices, Data and Processes
    • What to Consider Before Moving to the Next Step
  • Step 5: Implementing
    • Build the System
    • Scale the System
    • Evolve to Exploit New Opportunities
    • Final Considerations

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