Recently, Machina Research compiled a report detailing the junction between enterprise IoT and mobile enterprise application platforms. The conclusion leads those involved to feel that the time is right to devise a single system including both an enterprise mobile and an IoT platform.
The current hot button technology topic surrounding how current mobile devices are connecting has begun to be a part of IoT architectures, many of which are integral to the development. Mobile technologies have advanced to the point where even the basics in our lives, like refrigerators, can connect to the Internet. Moreover, mobile connected devices have become increasingly sophisticated and are being used for multiple purposes.
Machina Research Principal Analyst Emil Berthelsen stated that “the mobile device is now used as a display, a controller, a sensor, and in some cases, as a gateway for many of the emerging IoT applications.”
Berthelsen further stated that “there is an increasing overlap between Enterprise IoT solutions and mobile enterprise application platforms (MEAPs), albeit with a much broader range of devices and protocols in use within Enterprise IoT resulting in greater complexity for device management and connectivity.”
The benefit of integral enterprise IoT devices overlapping suggests that cost saving measures, better employee and customer services, and improvements (possibly significant ones) to the business process could be right around the corner.
According to the report, providers of IoT services (platform and enterprises) will notice the opportunities available from integrations quickly. Furthermore, the conclusion of the report suggests that failure to integrate enterprise mobility and IoT is likely to lead to increased architectural terms; in addition, it will allow businesses to miss out on chances for data and applications solutions to be developed.
There’s no denying that cloud computing and the IoT are among the driving forces in the technology world today. Remember, technology changes quickly and frequently; therefore, to keep up, consider consulting with the experts at Innovative Architects.