A series of primers on the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic . We noticed, however, that much of the material available out there on the Web is either extremely high-level and non-specific, or too detailed or narrow to be useful unless you are already fully up to speed on the core principles and practicalities.

We therefore asked our resident IoT guru, Jason Stamper, to take a step back and write a series of articles looking at IoT basics from different angles. Here’s what he came up with:

CHAPTER 1:  Why data matters more than things to IoT
The Internet of Things is placing unprecedented demands on data storage, networking, processing and analytics. For end users, vendors and investors, it represents a challenge as well as a huge opportunity. Read full article…

CHAPTER 2:  What is edge analytics, and why should you care?
In the era of the Internet of Things (IoT) it is becoming increasingly important to be able to process, filter and analyse data close to where it is created, so it can be acted on remotely, rather than having to bring it back to a datacentre or the cloud for filtering and analysis. Read full article…

CHAPTER 3:  Key data platform technologies for IoT
Security and governance are incredibly important considerations when it comes to IoT. Ensuring that users of IoT systems and smart devices remain safe and secure is critical. This requires that data stays protected and carefully governed. Read full article…

CHAPTER 4:  What’s all the fuss about in-memory databases for IoT?
IoT projects risk failure without careful consideration of data management processes and analytics. In recent years, the cost of memory has been falling, making it possible to put far larger datasets in memory for data processing tasks, rather than use it simply as a cache. Read full article…

CHAPTER 5:  When ‘big data’ meets the Internet of Things
There are many different elements of any IoT project from conception to delivery, that are likely to touch almost every area of the technology stack. Here we look at the ‘Big Data’ requirements, and specifically Hadoop and NoSQL. Read full article…

As the IoT conversation continues to unfold, Jason will be extending this series, as well as, of course, producing more in-depth and specialist material for those putting together IoT related strategies and plans. So, be sure to come back and check for new content, or better still, register to become a Freeform Dynamics subscriber. It’s free of charge and you can sign up here.

Lastly, if you are an IoT solution provider and you are interested in briefing us on what you have to offer, please get in touch.

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