By Norman Miglietta, KORE
Traditionally, IoT and M2M solutions consist of complex supply chain demands that require many different materials, parts, and vendors to manage. Even when deploying a solution consisting completely of off-of-the-shelf components calls for significant logistical coordination to account for procuring, provisioning, testing, and delivering connected devices.
At the most basic level, any IoT/M2M offering consists of four main components: the device, network, application, and connectivity management platform. Often times there are a number of sub-components associated with each of these depending on the scale and scope of the product and/or service being developed. When getting solutions to market, IT professionals and Product Managers are often faced with an organizational nightmare trying to identify, evaluate, and administer a number of unique supplier relationships to ensure a successful deployment.