Solving the Complexity of Communicating Between IoT Devices and the Enterprise

Solving the Complexity of Communicating Between IoT Devices and the Enterprise

January 3, 2023

On the surface, designing and building an Internet of Things (IoT) solution might seem simple. You have some IoT devices, the data they collect, a network, and a cloud platform to receive and process that data. But when you look at the detail of implementing all these elements, it’s not so simple after all. Before launching any IoT project, there are important questions to address. What connectivity should you use? Which network? How will it scale? Is it secure? What about power consumption and data efficiency? What interface will you use to get data to the enterprise? What will all this cost?

Finding the answers is crucial to any IoT project’s success.

Today’s IoT device makers need design partners with proficiency in connecting to the cloud via cellular networks. When designing your solution, you want simple connectivity that can work globally, with minimal setup, and that’s easy for customers to install. One of the key challenges is around getting data from the IoT device to the
cloud-based management platform.

In this white paper, we examine the hidden complexities of communicating between the
IoT device and the enterprise, and explain how communication is so much more than just connectivity. We then demonstrate that challenges such as security, efficiency, and availability can be overcome by solutions based on the MQTT protocol.

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