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Managing IoT devices: Expectation vs. reality

Building a solution may be more difficult than anticipated.

Dave McCarthy
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Manufacturers must continually meet new performance, budget and output requirements to stay competitive. This includes extracting maximum value from equipment and devices over time to deliver new, meaningful business benefits. Because device initiatives tend to start small and be focused, many manufacturers have elected to build their own device-management solutions. However, challenges related to scale, security and connectivity can compound quickly as a deployment gains sophistication, significantly driving up costs, requiring major fixes and delaying forward progress.While it’s always good to be bold and try new things in an IIoT journey, it’s also important to…

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