Friday, 10 July 2015

IoT series introduction

IoT is all the rage at the moment. It seems that every second pod cast and blog I see these days is talking about IoT in some way or another.  I guess this one is no different.

Like most things in our industry when something new comes along it's not really new, so much as something that's been around for years re-imagined or re-badged in some way. It's no different for IoT.  The company I work for has been doing IoT in one form or another for the last 15 or 20 years, we just didn't call it IoT.

What the recent popularity of IoT has done is bring alot of new blood into the area, which means alot of blogs and tutorials going through the basics of putting together a board with some lights and sensors. What these blogs don't talk about is some of the problems that begin to be encountered in a live IoT system.

I intend to address that by writing about some of the experiences that I have had while working in a company with a strong greenfield and brownfield IoT product offering.