Five years ago, the decision of whether to build or buy a connectivity infrastructure was relatively simple. Build. However, that assertion is a bit of a misnomer, because until recently, purchasing the solutions necessary to power Internet of Things (IoT) applications simply wasn’t an available commodity. As a result, only the largest organizations - with the financial resources necessary create an infrastructure from scratch - enjoyed the benefits of machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity.
As we now know, there are scalable connectivity options available to businesses of all sizes, which has accelerated IoT to near-ubiquity across enterprises. Now that a “Build vs. Buy” decision exists, it’s increasingly important for organizations to consider the merits of both options and choose the infrastructure that makes the most sense.
The learnings we’ve gained partnering with businesses of all sizes throughout many industries are shared in this guide. It’s our hope that it will equip readers with the insight necessary to make a connectivity decision that propels their business forward with cost savings and efficiency.