Do you truly need Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities? Does the definition that marketers are feeding you even accurate?
Joining us to make sense of the technology and nomenclature is Nucleus Research analyst Joseph Mathias, author of the provocatively titled report Cutting Through the IoT Hysteria. Mathias and MSDynamicsWorld editor Jason Gumpert explore:
- What true IoT is, and isn’t. (Hint: can the thing receive commands?)
- Why the IoT journey must begin with a problem that may be solved by sensors sensors and/or analytics.
- How the IoT label is misapplied; most user companies need one-way sensor data and analytics.
- Today’s compelling IoT use cases (e.g., in manufacturing, for predictive maintenance).
- The difference between streaming versus batch analytics, and who benefits from each.
- The analytics engines that companies use to make sense of IoT data (e.g., Apache Spark).
- If, and how, Microsoft IoT and Azure Machine Learning fill the bill.