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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

Best practices

In this section, we will cover some of the best practices for each stage of the IoT solution life cycle, starting with the designing and planning stage.

The designing and planning stage

As described earlier, this is the most critical phase in the enterprise IoT solution life cycle, as it sets the foundation for success in the follow-up phases of provisioning, deployment, and management. There are a few best practices to consider at this stage to help ensure the success of your IoT solution. Here are three common factors that contribute to the failure of many enterprise IoT solutions:

  • IoT solutions take much longer than expected to launch
  • The underlying enterprise’s cultural and organizational change is underestimated
  • The technical skills required by the IoT solution are often not available in the organization

In terms of time-to-market, it is important to realize that most enterprise IoT projects take much longer than planned to launch...