So you’re designing a connected device solution, are you? What type of network connectivity will you use? Cellular? Bluetooth? Legacy or “smart”? Wi-Fi? Ant? Where will you put the intelligence in your solution? In the device? In the Cloud? In an enterprise back end system? In a gateway in-between the device and its backend?
Choosing between technology options regarding how to network, communicate with and manage connected devices is a tricky business. These decisions not only impact how the device itself performs, but also have a profound influence on the end user’s experience. Matching technology options to customer expectations is a critical step toward creating a compelling device end user experience that compliments its overall solution.
My April/May Connected World Magazine article “How to Choose the ‘Right’ Network for the IoT” explores connected device networking and architecture options, with an eye to creating a compellingly irresistible user experience. Give it a quick read here.