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Implementing Cellular IoT Solutions for Digital Transformation

By : Dennis McCain
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Implementing Cellular IoT Solutions for Digital Transformation

By: Dennis McCain

Overview of this book

Even if you’re an IoT technology manager with a sound understanding of wireless local area network technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you may face many unique challenges when implementing a wireless wide area network (WWAN) IoT solution with cellular technologies with respect to choosing the optimal IoT device, cellular connectivity, and architecture. To help you overcome such roadblocks, this digital transformation book guides you in implementing a robust, end-to-end cellular IoT solution using best practices for all aspects of managing the IoT solution. Starting with an introduction to the top IoT markets and solutions in the context of an enterprise’s digital transformation, this book will show you how this leads to cost savings and new business models. You’ll grasp all you need to know about the IoT system components, life cycle, and best practices for implementing an IoT solution. While the book explains all the leading IoT wireless technologies, the focus is on LTE and 5G cellular technologies. With a review of real-world cellular IoT solution case studies and future IoT trends, you'll be ready to work with wireless IoT technologies, devices, and architectures. By the end of this book, you'll be able to identify the best wireless technologies for your IoT use cases and successfully implement cellular IoT solutions addressing key issues in the solution life cycle.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1: Entering the World of the Internet of Things
Part 2: Deep Dive into Cellular IoT Solutions
Part 3: Cellular IoT Solution Life Cycle and Future Trends

The challenges of IoT life cycle management

As just introduced, the primary challenges in developing and managing an enterprise IoT solution are implementation complexity and full life cycle support. In terms of complexity, an enterprise IoT solution has multiple technology components from the IoT device to the enterprise application, which are typically sourced from various hardware, software, and service vendors. Moreover, many businesses rely on their IT departments to develop and manage their enterprise IoT solution, which are not typically resourced to handle the complexity of the development and interworking of the IoT solution technology components and manage the full IoT solution life cycle. This is typically addressed by working with a third-party system integrator service company that is well-versed in the IoT technology ecosystem and can develop, deploy, and monitor a full enterprise IoT solution based on the business requirements. This outsourcing can be expensive over...