Businesses are often caught in the whirlwind of handling copious amounts of data generated by IoT devices.
Here, let’s walk through a simplified route: starting with a universal (horizontal) IoT platform like Favoriot and gently molding it into a specialized (vertical) solution that perfectly fits your unique needs and can be swiftly implemented.
Why Consider a Horizontal-to-Vertical Transition?
Often, clients approach with distinct IoT scenarios that demand bespoke solutions. Crafting an end-to-end solution from scratch is time-intensive. The smarter route? Commence with a robust horizontal platform (like Favoriot), nest it in the cloud, and then, with the magic of licensing, bring it down to your premises, instantly crafting a vertical platform. This approach isn’t just efficient; it’s a time-saver and a perfect starting point to craft solutions that you can later offer to other clients with similar needs.
A Stepwise Transformation:
1. Pin Down the Use Case:
Before the transformation begins, clearly identify the use case you’re tackling. Whether it’s a smart building needing features like environmental monitoring, occupancy tracking, and energy management, or a healthcare facility requiring patient and medication tracking coupled with equipment management, defining your use case is the cornerstone.
2. Tailor the Data Model:
With a defined use case, your next move is to fashion the data model to your exact requirements, ensuring you’re collecting and storing data that is crucial and relevant to your scenario, thereby enhancing data quality and reducing unnecessary clutter.
3. Design Analytics & Visualizations that Speak Your Language:
Generic visualizations and analytics are great, but they might not tell your story. Design your analytics and visualizations, so they resonate with your unique use case. Say, for a manufacturing unit, craft visualizations showcasing real-time production efficiency, downtime, and defect rates.
4. Seamless Integration with Your Tools:
Every industry has its set of indispensable tools. Seamlessly integrate your crafted IoT solution with these essential industry tools, thereby smoothening workflows and amplifying efficiency across operations.
5. Security & Compliance – Non-Negotiable:
In the realm of data, security isn’t an afterthought; it’s integral. Ensure your IoT solution is fortified against potential cyber threats and is in stringent adherence to data privacy regulations and standards.
Embarking on the journey from a horizontal IoT platform to a vertical one allows you to enjoy a solution finely tuned to handle and analyze your IoT data. By meticulously following the steps we walked through, you’ll not just have an IoT solution; you’ll have your IoT solution, designed to offer insights that are actionable and enhance operational efficiency for your specific needs.
Contact Favoriot for an appointment to discuss your IoT requirements.