SMS Data Systems Vienna, www.smsdatasxstems.com
Thanks, Slobodan! I didn´t know about them
www.ronwell.net from Germany
Thank you, Hakan
You asked one question, I have two (possible) answers:
1/ if I read your question as “which software is good for use in IoT” there is a major actor I would like to point out: General Electric (GE). They offer not a mere piece of software, but a whole platform of industrial process support. So if e.g.1 you are running an electrical power grid/distribution with lots of IoT detectors, this platform will be able to read the resulting data stream and help coordinate the necessary field work. Or, e.g. 2 you have a fleet of trucks with IoT tracker boxes on board, then the same platform can track and coordinate the maintenance of each vehicle, availability to pick up load etc.—> In short, if you’re into industrial IoT, the GE platform will help you generate a “solution” for your specific industry/situation. As with my second answer, the IoT sector is so vast, you generally create a solution that makes your customer “happy” if you allow for as much flexibility for things you didn’t think of when the project started as possible.
2/ if I read your question as “which company does actually propose good IoT verticals” two examples come to mind: Telekom Austria and Telia Company. Although they use different software suites for their solution, the points they have in common give a good indicator of what you should look for:
- each company created a platform, allowing for flexibility with new verticals—> one learning in IoT is that there is not “crystal ball” where you can see the next killer-vertical that sells like crazy just by clever market studies. Both companies create “MVP verticals” with real customers and if they sell well, they scale them up. Being able to easily (read “cheap”) create a vertical and scale it up if successful is key.
- creation of “libraries” of solution elements—> if done properly, the effort to create a new vertical should be smaller and smaller if there are more and more verticals readily available. E.g. to refer to my answer 1/ , you created a vertical for an IoT power grid control and had to invest into a plugin to connect to the GE platform (that’s effort for the interface/discussions/contract/partnership). At a later stage, a logistics company looks for IoT support in their fleet management—> if your platform is set up correctly, you should be able to reuse that GE adaptor without much effort. Some will call this “microservice architecture”
- both platforms are used for multiple countries at the same time—> the complexity of a “good” IoT platform is higher than a traditional telco BSS, so once you have a solution that works well, you want to use that enabler in as many places as you can
- lastly, there is more than technology to life : IoT is sufficiently different from traditional telco business that creating a solution from inside a big organisation, such as e.g. Deutsche Telekom will be very hard. The successful actors mostly are either startups, or, like in the examples I gave, they create a subsidy or business unit which has the autonomy of a startup to open up to new ideas and ways to monetise IoT.—> if you want to copy the successful guys, the organisational aspect is pretty important. “Bad/risk adverse management can kill ALL your good ideas” :)
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