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IoT platforms

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THE PROMISE OF IoT

The promise of IoT is about realizing new and better business outcomes, from improved efficiencies and entirely new digital products to ecosystem-enabled growth.

A well-designed IoT platform accelerates development of IoT solutions through ease of discovery, reuse and configuration, and extension of a library of core data and service components.

Implementation of IoT applications is an iterative process, starting with a singular, sometimes relatively simple, use case with a discrete set of capabilities and data. Once operational, you gain insights and knowledge to expand the use case, or launch new use cases.

Learn how an IoT platform enables businesses to quickly create, capture, learn from and rapidly adapt and optimize new applications.

ACCELERATING DEVELOPMENT

The IoT platform can be divided into organizational domains covering infrastructure, device management, data management, analytics and business applications.

Platform components function because of an explicit design allowing them to work together in harmony. The platform effect relies on each domain adhering to these capabilities:

  • Curated library of interoperable components that allows for rapid prototyping;

  • Semantics-based method for capturing new components or adapting existing ones so they are interoperable;

  • Mechanism that simplifies the user’s ability to compose, configure and deploy components to create a new application.

OUR PLATFORM JOURNEY

We created our own IoT platform.

In the process, we harvested the real-time analytics, device management, workflow and visualization capabilities of Accenture Connected Platforms As-a-Service and Accenture Insights Platform (AIP).


A “PLATFORM OF PLATFORMS”

Beyond engineering rigor, the IoT platform focuses on indexing and capture of context needed to scale enablement of non-expert users with “when-to-use” and “how-to-use” data, device, analytics and application components.

Technology will continue to change across all parts of the platform, so it’s not enough to pick a single approach; it’s important to be agile and resilient—ensuring use of components already on-boarded, while plugging in and taking advantage of new components.

In this way, the application continues to evolve and can be automatically optimized to deploy leading technologies and to support growth into the future.

An agile IoT platform is a “platform of platforms” that simplifies the creation of applications through tapping into an ecosystem of service components across cloud, data, analytics and applications.

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