Services IoT Advisory & Consulting

The internet of things (IoT) is changing competition

As you align your organisation to compete in a market where products can connect to users, each other, and their manufacturers—are you introducing capabilities that will provide true competitive advantage?

Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to hit mainstream by 2020, which suggests early adopters still can get business advantage from early deployments and being in the forefront of the development.

The pace of change in an increasingly digital economy is forcing faster adoption cycles, and embracing learnings from early adopters is a critical enabler for gaining a competitive edge and increased profitability.

CIOs and CTOs will need to partner with consulting and technology services firms as they grapple with a complex set of business, integration, technology, and data management implementation challenges.

Lack of skills to plan and manage

Business leaders will need to acquire knowledge and develop strategies on how to best incorporate and leverage IoT technology in their IT infrastructure. Organisations will need to develop skills related to IoT, for example how to implement optimised sensor networks or how to deal with the data that connected devices generate. Organisations can also address the skills challenge by tapping into outside expertise.

Project, Application and Infrastructure Design

There are three core elements to the design services we offer:

Project design

We start by identifying your overall objectives. Then we guide you through the entire process of mapping out your project to create a ‘project backlog’ and produce an estimated work schedule.

Application design

Key questions to consider at this stage include:

  • Who are the people who are going to be using the application?
  • What “things” need to be connected?
  • What are the “user stories”?
  • How will they use the system? And in what environment?
  • How much data will be transmitted? Why?
  • How valuable is that data?
  • How sensitive is the data?
  • What are the known risks and how do we address them?

Architectural design

This is the final stage of the design process: once we have understood how many “things” we are connecting and how much data they are generating, we can start to specify hardware and connectivity requirements. Security considerations are also an integral part of this design stage.

We can run multi-disciplinary workshops onsite, or simply be on the end of the phone: tell us what support you need and we will support you with as much – or as little – help as you want. We work with cloud vendors such as AWS, IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

Build an ROI-justified business plan

The connected product value curve takes the capabilities of the maturity model and maps them to specific cost and revenue benefits, including operational efficiencies and market innovations.