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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 developing and launching your IoT solution

Throughout this book, we have presented several best practices for nearly all aspects of your enterprise IoT solution including the device, wireless network, architecture, security, and life cycle management. For this final chapter on the road ahead, we will review the following three best practices in getting started on your IoT journey:

  • Leveraging the IoT partner ecosystem
  • Focusing on interoperability between IoT systems
  • Planning on an 18-24 month launch schedule

Let’s start with the IoT partner ecosystem we reviewed earlier.

Leveraging the IoT partner ecosystem

As described earlier, the IoT partner ecosystem is both extensive and fragmented with expertise in every aspect of an enterprise IoT solution, and multiple partners likely have experience implementing similar enterprise IoT solutions. Given the complexity of an IoT solution and the typical lack of in-house skills to develop and...