IoT Agenda:

product development


June 13, 2019  11:00 AM

When developing IoT products, it’s not the cost, it’s the value

Mitch Maimam Profile: Mitch Maimam
Internet of Things, iot, IoT design, IoT developers, IoT development, IoT devices, IoT service providers, IoT services, product development

When engaging in a new IoT product strategy, it is important to evaluate the options for developing new products. This is especially challenging for companies that have not created smart connected products in the past, as they may need a mix of skills outside their normal core competencies. These...

May 21, 2019  12:00 PM

Four more tips for a successful IoT product development partnership

Mitch Maimam Profile: Mitch Maimam
Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, IoT partners, IoT partnerships, iot security, IoT strategy, IoT wireless, product development, Service providers

In a 2017 article, I offered seven tips to ensure a successful IoT product development partnership. Nearly two years have transpired, and while the...


April 11, 2019  4:31 PM

Industrial IoT design insights: Five factors to consider

Mitch Maimam Profile: Mitch Maimam
IIoT, IIoT design, IIoT platform, IIoT security, IIoT software, industrial internet of things, Industrial IoT, Internet of Things, iot, IoT communications, IoT design, iot security, IoT software, IoT strategy, product development

IoT is becoming ubiquitous in all types of product categories, from consumer goods and medical products to commercial and industrial systems. Industrial IoT applications bring about unique challenges. Issues that are minor annoyances or problems in consumer products can cause abject product system...


January 10, 2019  10:54 AM

Thanks to new wireless capabilities, the future of IoT rests only on our imaginations

Evan Cummack Profile: Evan Cummack
Internet of Things, iot, IoT developers, IoT devices, IOT Network, IoT wireless, low-power wide area, LPWA, product development, Wireless, Wireless communications

The internet of things reached the mainstream consciousness in 2018, moving from a geeky technical topic to something your relatives might discuss at the dinner table over the holidays. As consumers, we all gravitate toward connected home IoT devices like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, but the hype...


November 5, 2018  10:14 AM

What’s your tire? Using IoT to transform your product into a service

Eric Bogner Profile: Eric Bogner
Business model, Consumer IoT, Customer satisfaction, Digital transformation, Enterprise IoT, Internet of Things, iot, IoT data, IoT devices, Product as a Service, product development

Consider the humble car tire. This round treaded rubber tube is arguably the most important component of your automobile, particularly when it comes to performance and safety. It's the only part of your vehicle that actually touches the ground -- the tire lives, quite literally, where the rubber...


July 2, 2018  10:54 AM

IoT product development: Get it right

Mitch Maimam Profile: Mitch Maimam
Connectivity, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, IoT platform, iot security, platform, product development, User experience

As IoT systems become more ubiquitous, there is a natural weeding out of the good ideas and the value propositions. Beyond the simplest applications, the highest-value opportunities involve increasingly complex systems. For example, smart cities will feature IoT-connected surveillance, automated...


September 21, 2017  10:52 AM

Seven essential tips for a successful IoT product development partnership

Mitch Maimam Profile: Mitch Maimam
Consumer IoT, Enterprise IoT, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, IoT hardware, product development

In the past, working with an IoT product development firm often meant simply handing off a set of requirements and then meeting up to review the results. Yet today, engineers and industrial designers are increasingly working together in a collaborative partnership that involves an ongoing exchange...


July 20, 2017  4:55 PM

How to evaluate when IoT does not fit

Mitch Maimam Profile: Mitch Maimam
Development, Internet of Things, iot, IoT applications, product development

Here at our firm, we are at the leading edge of developing many, many IoT products and potential products. With IoT, it is important to recognize the enduring principals that lead to long-term, successful products. Just as importantly, you need to know when IoT doesn't make sense, and here...


May 17, 2017  12:14 PM

Making IoT more developer-friendly for the greater good of humanity

Don Reeves Profile: Don Reeves
Enterprise IoT, Internet of Things, iot, IOT Network, iot security, product development

Developers today face similar challenges with the internet of things that they did at the peak of the dot-com boom. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a variety of solutions had been introduced to facilitate machine-to-machine networking. They had names like CellNet, Hexagram and Whisper; and today...


April 3, 2017  12:31 PM

Build IoT devices on a platform that accepts modules and standard interfaces

Kim Rowe Profile: Kim Rowe
"IoT" "SOA" "ÉA", Adding intelligent, Cloud networking, Enterprise IoT, Intelligent Application Gateway, Internet of Things, iot, IoT sensors, product development, Sensors, Smart sensors

Modularity and standardization represent two major strategies for dealing with complexity. If a given function can be contained within a defined physical or abstract (read: software) space and be defined by its interfaces and their functions, it and others can be used to build very large systems,...


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