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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 cellular IoT life cycle

With the scale, complexity, and longevity of a typical enterprise IoT solution, it is critical to consider each stage of the IoT solution life cycle at the very beginning of the designing and planning stage.

Designing and planning

This is the first and most important stage in the life cycle, as it sets the foundation for the success of the overall enterprise IoT solution. In this stage, the IoT business case and its various stakeholders, business lines, and customers are defined. During this business case review, developers should not only consider the IoT solution requirements but also the requirements for each of the following four stages leading to solution sunset. For enterprise IoT solutions that build upon existing enterprise systems, it is also important during this stage to understand how to best bridge the incumbent products and processes with the new enterprise IoT solution requirements. This leads to an evaluation of which architecture components...