I encourage companies to focus on the business problem first and then apply the right technology to solve it. IoT can solve most problems, in fact, it is the ultimate solution. But first, organizations need to identify their specific pain points and areas of improvements.
If an organization needs outside help they should identify a partner with end-to-end knowledge of building IoT networks, platforms and security. Very few technology service providers understand the full potential of IoT, including device, network and platform. So it’s important that companies spend time selecting the right partner. Companies should also have a mechanism to measure outcomes, adjust their problem scope and keep making improvements overtime.
Lastly, IoT is for everybody and everything, so remember to make your IoT solution an open, cross-functional platform to enable continuous innovation.