The term Internet of Things was first coined in 1999, and its come to mean both trendy wearable gadgets and the promise of a safe, clean world of automated homes and smart cities. The reality lies somewhere in between, of course, and whats needed is a grounding in the basics: what is the Internet of Things, how does it work, and what do businesses need to know in order to use IoT technology to build either those smart devices or that world of the future.
Many consumer guides have been written to show how IoT technologies might apply to individuals lives, but not much exists giving executives and project managers an overview before embarking on the business of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications.
Thats why Aeris is producing an eBook that focuses on how the burgeoning IoT ecosystem impacts business. We know that to get started with IoT and M2M for your business, youll need a basic understanding of what makes it all work. Not everyone on the project needs to be an engineer or a data scientist, but its useful to have a grounding in the concepts of how IoT and M2M systems are connected, how they communicate, and how this will impact your organization.
In our eBook, titled The Definitive Guide to IoT for Business, well present an overview of networking and the Internet and describe IoT/M2M technolgoy in more detail. The book will cover these broad topics:
- The technology that connects the Internet of Things
- How wireless devices are networked and locate themselves
- Different types of IoT sensors, how they work, and what they do
- An overview of security technologies used to protect IoT data
- How to scale up an IoT project to immense proportions
- How to manage the lifecycle of an IoT deployment
- Building an IoT solution from start to finish
- Using Big Data analytics to gain insight from the IoT ecosystem
All of these aspects of the Internet of Things will be addressed from an enterprise point of view for those running small to large businesses. While IoT and M2M communications are already touching many everyday consumers lives, we feel that the end-user world of smartphones, fitness trackers, and connected toasters has been sufficiently discussed elsewhere.
We want to look behind the scenes into how these devices are run and managed, where the data they collect goes, and how its used. If youre in the business of IoT and M2M or looking to start up a deployment, this guide is for you.
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