Internet of Things is undoubtedly one of the most promising trends for the IT industry. It offers boundless possibilities in transforming the way we interact with devices, interfaces and connect objects to the internet. Naturally, it is laden with unprecedented business opportunities for IT solution providers and device makers who are visualizing the potential bigger than gold mines.
With the growth of Internet of Things devices and adoption, it has become easier than ever to integrate the embedded systems in enterprise environments. Thanks to the proliferation of Internet of Things, embedded systems are about to experience huge changes. The promised machine-to-machine communication can now become a reality with the Internet of Things taking over the enterprises.
While IoT introduced too many shifts in our approaches towards enterprise IT, the biggest one is obviously the way it is helping to reduce the gap between enterprises and embedded devices.
- What is IoT ecosystem?
IoT ecosystem refers to the connected gadgets and devices to allow smarter, flexible and extended interactions with them. Connected gadgets having their control mechanism with an IoT app platform can allow better performance, fast paced automation and customized interactions with the connected machines and interfaces in workplaces.
- How IoT is facilitating the shift in the approach to embedded systems?
The important role of IoT device ecosystem is playing in enterprises is already evident in the shift of approaches towards embedded systems. For instance, “write once, run anywhere” model has made Java so popular across embedded systems because of the connected reality of Internet of Things. Because of the increasing focus of companies on IoT, protocols such as MQTT, AMQP, etc. emerged as the most sought-after programming languages for building enterprise grade IoT applications.
IoT Gateway basically refers to the IoT platform for several connected devices, interfaces, and interactions to offer meaningful and relevant outcomes for the users. IoT is also pushing change in regard to enterprise information sharing and responsiveness in dealing with emerging threats and security glitches. IoT is actually helping businesses to take quicker and smarter decisions with a robust supply of real-time data from diverse gadget interfaces. For example, a motion sensor located at the very entrance of a manufacturing facility not only detects a break-in and turns the alarm system on but it can also record the entire happening from the moment of its first detection. Similarly, the sensors in a heavy machine can detect a mechanical issue and the embedded system can diagnose the condition in detail and then can deliver all the findings to the maintenance team. Thus, the IoT gateway is actually bridging the gap between embedded systems and enterprise requirements to create more value.
- Increasing demand of IoT as perceived by the leaders
According to a forecast by Gartner, Inc., the number of connected things will reach 25 billion by the year 2020. According to Gartner Internet of Things (IoT) as a powerful force in transforming business will have its impact perceived across all industries and their customers across various social strata.
What are the crucial aspects linked by IoT? Well, according to Gartner IoT plays a crucial role in linking information security, IT security, security of operational technology and security of physical environment in a way that was not conceivable ever before. According to Gartner, by the time we reach 2017, more than 20% of companies will deploy digital security services to protect business process pertaining to IoT devices and services.
- Implications of IoT for enterprise embedded systems
We can expect IoT to grow at a continuous pace with billions of new devices joining the connected enterprise environment in the time to come. Naturally, there would be broader migration from the so-called static development languages to more swift and responsive languages that can address the evolving requirements of embedded systems and connected environment. Thus the proliferation of IoT besides changing the technical aspects in building machines will also have a bigger influence on device design. With this robust possibility taking shape, shortly we can see the mushrooming growth of design and production facilities for enterprise-ready embedded systems.
The modularity of embedded systems will, in turn, make security stronger by preventing malicious programs from attacking several apps. The firmware updates will serve as an effective layer of protection for most embedded IoT systems. Furthermore, thanks to the frequent application upgrades as per field requirements the lifetime, flexibility and ROI value of embedded systems will be improved to a great extent. Another important thing to remember is that the reusable code offered by Embedded systems can cut down development time and cost across various IoT settings significantly.
Why VOLANSYS for IoT development and integration?
While IoT will continue to thrive, allowing massive changes for enterprise environments, new business opportunities around the production of embedded systems will proliferate. In this context, the role of experts in IoT-based development and integration is of paramount importance. We at VOLANSYS deliver future-ready IoT Solutions and Services to address the emerging enterprise demands for embedded systems and IoT integration. We have designed our own Modular Gateway and Modular Edge Platform using which you can design your own M2M solution.
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About Author: Harikrushna Sheth
Harikrushna Sheth works with VOLANSYS Technologies as a Sr. Program Manager and looks after all the IoT projects. He also serves multiple customers in IoT domain from product idea to realization.