As Mark Twain famously said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” When it comes to Internet of Things (IoT) projects, however, taking that first step can seem daunting. Many of the technology, processes and skills involved are new and unfamiliar. In today’s hyper-competitive global economy, however, the longer a company delays reaping the new commercial opportunities, productivity gains and risk reduction that IoT brings, the further it risks lagging behind competitors.
At Pentaho we’ve witnessed IoT naturally evolve from big data. Working with some of the world’s most ambitious enterprises on IoT projects and our parent company Hitachi, we’ve been amassing best practices, use cases and blueprints that make it easier for you to get started, experiment safely and achieve your goals.
Most recently, I’ve started a conversation with customers and the wider market about “5Cs of IoT” at conferences like IDC’s Big Data and Analytics 2016 in London and The IoT Now Guide to Business Transformation (registration required). The 5Cs are a sequence of considerations to help you chart your company’s IoT course. Credit to tech journalist and Forbes blogger Adrian Bridgwater for publishing these first – topping and tailing with a couple Cs of his own to make seven!
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Director of Enterprise Solutions
Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company