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Video Review: How to IoT

By Special Guest
Abel Pena, BSEE, IEEE Senior Member & President, Movil Solutions
June 12, 2018

In this article, I explain a video on IoT architecture layers, evolving technology and its applications. IoT significance will grow exponentially, because it amplifies the power to create value and reshape competition. IoT will become the new interface between humans and things, bridging the digital and physical worlds.

 

Because IoT is a ball of confusion, let’s start with the basics of IoT, the architecture layers. The IoT architecture Layers will help you identify the different IoT services providers. Keep in mind, everyday new companies are emerging and major players are partnering, for example: Nokia & AT&T.
 

If you are new to the IoT industry, based on IoT, everything can be connected. IoT provides networking to connect people, things, applications, and data through the Internet to enable remote control, management, services, and interactive integrated sales & marketing. Internet of Things forecasts show a growing focus on driving results using sensor-based data and creating analytically rich data sets.
 

IoT Architecture Layers

What is a layer? In computer programming, layering is the organization of programming into separate functional components that interact in some sequential and hierarchical way, with each layer usually having an interface only to the layer above it and the layer below it. Let's take a deeper look into the technology that makes IoT possible. There are four mayor layers. The following video will explain it from the sensor connectivity and network layer.

IoT Ecosystem
Now that you understand the layers, the IoT Ecosystem sit in the intersection of cloud computing, computer management system, big data and mobility and could be a game changer for many industries. This information will help you identify some of the IoT players.

Market Segment

Descriptions

Companies

Services & Marketing

Business services providers (BSP)/Business solutions providers, IoT Technology Marketing

Jasper,Kore,Echelon, Axeda, Movil Solutions

Services Enterprises

System Integrators and IoT solutions providers for enterprises

HP, Qualcomm, Deloitte, IBM, Accenture

Network

Network operators,

communications service

providers, and transport

infrastructure providers

ATT, Sprint, Cisco, Verizon

Software

Software manufacturers,

middleware and application

infrastructure vendors, IoT

OS providers

Oracle, Google, GE, SAP, Microsoft

Hardware

Manufacturers of GPS chips,

wireless sensors, wearable

devices, actuators, and

embedded hardware devices, beacon technology

Qualcomm, Sixnet, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Motorola

So how do you know what IoT trend to follow? Depending on your industry, start with a project that can:

  1. Elevate Customer service
  2. Differentia digital offering
  3. Improve workforce productivity



Edited by Ken Briodagh


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