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6 Enterprise IoT Platforms To Consider For Your Digital Transformation Strategy

Internet of Things plays a key role in enterprise digital transformation. With the right level of integration, IoT acts as a crucial bridge between the physical assets and the IT infrastructure. Enterprise IoT improves the efficiency of supply chain management and material resource planning. Through asset tracking, remote monitoring, and predictive maintenance, organizations will be able to realize a better return on investment.

Enterprise IoT platforms must be integrated with existing ERP, MRP, and business intelligence systems to deliver the most useful insights to decision makers. Implementing an IoT strategy is no less complicated than rolling out a comprehensive enterprise application integration (EAI) project.

With enterprise IoT gaining the attention, platform vendors and telecom operators are investing heavily in end-to-end offerings. These platforms help organizations in connecting the devices, acquiring the data, analyzing the trends, and manage the assets.

Here is a list of six platforms that you may consider for your IoT strategy.

Amazon

Over the last decade, Amazon Web Services has added the key building blocks of infrastructure including compute, storage, and databases. With IaaS hitting a plateau, AWS has shifted its focus on offering platform services that leverage the underlying building block services. In 2014, Amazon acquired 2lemetry, an IoT startup with a strong M2M focus, which emerged as AWS IoT service. AWS IoT platform takes advantage of existing cloud services to deliver advanced capabilities. From device management to visualization, AWS has everything that an enterprise needs. Services such as AWS Lambda, Amazon EMR, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis, and the recently launched Amazon QuickSight handle the data ingestion, storage, processing, and visualization. Existing customers of AWS can easily integrate IoT with their cloud solutions.

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.