Everyone claims "the Internet of Things is hard", but what does that really mean?
For almost every manufacturer interested in launching connected products, it means that the cost and risk of doing IoT yourself is the wrong business decision.
For starters, IoT solutions encompass a long list of diverse technologies, including hardware, software, cloud, security, mobile applications, and big data analytics. Any one of these technologies requires specialized expertise. What makes the IoT so daunting is that manufacturers need to master them all to a high degree - plus navigate the complex interactions and inter-relationships between them all.
So before you decide to build an IoT platform, we'd like you to consider 12 hard truths that demonstrate why you probably can't afford to not buy your IoT platform.