09 Feb IoT And Big Data: Success Comes Down To A Solid Strategy
A Verizon report highlights how big data complexity and a shortage of data science talent are hurdles for an IoT implementation, but we also have to remember the key best practice of having a business goal as part of any analytics initiative.
Somewhere, right now, an IT professional is toiling away at connecting a temperature sensor, a security camera, or maybe a vehicle to the Internet so their company can collect data from that remote device, putting into play an Internet of Things plan.
Most likely, it is only a plan — a standalone effort to connect a few devices to a monitoring application on a server many miles away — and, while it can deliver value, it’s not a strategy. Meanwhile, some middle manager overseeing the plan is boasting, “We’re doing the IoT.”