IoT Success: Identifying and Designing Your System Architecture
by Exosite, on October 17, 2017
Designing and developing your system architecture is one of the most important aspects of building connected products. Because you and your customers will depend on the accuracy of the data being collected to make data-driven decisions, it’s important to make sure the ecosystem you create includes all of the integral components and is stable, dependable, and scalable.
Consider each component that gives your device the “Internet of Things” label, from sensors, hardware connectivity, edge computing needs, and communication protocols.
Hosting Systems and Administration
Understand the environment that will run your applications and handle all of the behind-the-scenes operations, maintenance, and monitoring necessary for a successful IoT product.
Back-End Web Development
The back-end needs to support secure data storage, as well as analytics and integration with services like device provisioning, push notifications, user access and permissions, API services, and third-party services.
User Experience Design
Focus adequate attention on user experience, including research and validation of what users need and how they can intuitively use your product.
Front-End Application Development
Choose a front-end framework that supports the common libraries and integrations that will make your application easy to implement and maintain.
Billing and Payment Management
Connectivity can create an opportunity for recurring, monthly revenue, so you’ll need the relevant processes and business systems in place to handle these types of recurring transactions.
Integrations and Services
An IoT platform must support ways to integrate with other business systems to extend its functionality and enable better business decisions at the enterprise level based on machine data and user behaviors.
Check out our blog IoT Strategies: Selecting Your Technology Framework if you’d like to learn more about how to decide on the right IoT strategies for your connected solution.
To learn more about how to make sure you’re ready to plan, launch, and support your connected product offerings, download our full IoT guide.