Monday, 26 January 2015

Connected Devices

It is projected that tons and tons (sorry billions and billions) of devices will be connected as we move forward. There is going be a h*** lot of data that is going to be generated and analyzed. As we put things into perspective do we really need all that data ? Are we really solving a problem by collecting data , providing analytics, Business Intelligence etc etc. But wasn't that what SCADA told us when it was introduced. Don't get me wrong, I am not barging against IoT / Connected Device or anything of that sort. I am actually a proponent of such devices and love to implement, create and install such devices. My point is that these devices need to be taken with a pinch of salt. Not everything can be connected, not everything has to be connected . Some connected devices that we see proposed / advertised are really cool technical outfits but one needs to think what pain point are they going to solve ? Are we going to send data back and forth just for the sake of it or are we really going to do something useful out of it ? Do we need this device to be connected or are we just trying to ride a wave ? Challenging questions, but will definitely save you a lot of time, effort and some green stuff down the road.
Connect devices that are really going to give you some value for money , analyze that and then go for it full steam. Some interesting case studies to follow ...