Bruce Sinclair, President, Iot-Inc.

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Internet of Things roundtable: Experts discuss what to look for in IoT platforms

Networking is at the heart of every Internet of Things deployment, connecting sensors and other “Things” to the apps that interpret the data or take action.

But these are still early days.  Assembling an IoT network from commercial off-the-shelf components is still, let’s just say, a work in progress.  This will change over time, but for now the technical immaturity is being addressed by System Integrators building custom code to connect disparate parts and by a new class of network meta-product known as the IoT Platform. 

IoT Platform products are still in their infancy, but there are already more than 20 on the market today.  Approaches vary, so when making a build or buy decision, consider these critical areas of IoT Platform tech:  security, sensor compatibility, analytics compatibility, APIs and standards.

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