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Solution Path for Developing an Internet of Things Technical Strategy

Published: 26 July 2018

ID: G00354613

Analyst(s): Erik Heidt


IoT demands a technical strategy that enables organizations to rapidly implement IoT solutions. Technical professionals can use the steps in this research to create long-term, sustainable adoption strategies, develop their target architecture and execute on multiple IoT opportunities.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

Solution Path

  • Step 1: Identify Team, Skills and Engagement Plan
    • Step 1.1: Identify an IoT Architect
    • Step 1.2: Build a COE Team
    • Step 1.3: Engage Business, Operational Technology and Other Stakeholders
    • Step 1.4: Open an IoT Lab
    • Step 1.5: Track Risk and Security Issues
  • Step 2: Define Target Architecture
    • Step 2.1: Edge Architecture
    • Step 2.2: Platform Architecture
    • Step 2.3: Integration Strategy
    • Step 2.4: Analytics Strategy
    • Step 2.5: Technology Inventory
  • Step 3: Delivery Process Governance
    • Step 3.1: Clarify Success Factors
    • Step 3.2: Assure Engagement
    • Step 3.3: Review Risk and Security
    • Step 3.4: Prove It Will Work
    • Step 3.5: Model Project Costs
  • Step 4: Deliver Solutions
    • Step 4.1: Delivery Process
    • Step 4.2: Device Fabrication
    • Step 4.3: Provider Evaluation
    • Step 4.4: Testing
  • Step 5: Operate, Manage and Improve
    • Step 5.1: Service Quality
    • Step 5.2: Continuous Improvement
    • Step 5.3: Operations Automation
    • Step 5.4: Monitoring
    • Step 5.5: Maintenance

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