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How IT Leaders Can Ensure Successful IoT Implementations

By prioritizing data movement from the start, through its path and to its endpoint, companies can decrease failure risks from the outset.
By Ricardo Gomez-Ulmke

This is where a robust data-movement strategy comes in. The key to architecting efficient, yet safe, IoT technologies is to establish an event mesh that enables seamless communications between assets distributed across geographies and hybrid cloud environments, and which allows bi-directional, device-specific communications for command-and-control. Admin systems can tap into the event mesh as a means of retrieving whatever information they need and have been allowed to access.

This event mesh needs to play its part in the end-to-end-security—from device authentication to access control and encrypting every single event and data stream. On the other hand, access control is not static; it needs to be managed dynamically according to the needs of a particular business process. An example of this would be ordering online and providing a parcel service with access to a car for a set time-window. This requires 100 percent auditability: who has accessed what data, and at what point in time?

Ensuring that data does not fall into the wrong hands is crucial for a successful IoT deployment. IT leaders can ensure secure initiatives by establishing a streamlined data-movement strategy.

Enterprises are looking to integrate IoT into their data-analytics strategies, but failure to launch prevents them from seeing the value. By prioritizing data movement from the start (from the multi-cloud environment), through its path (addressing the potential for security vulnerabilities) and to its endpoint (securely federating data across the partner eco-system), IT leaders can effectively see deployments through, thereby decreasing the risk of failure from the get-go.

Ricardo Gomez-Ulmke is VP of IoT at Solace and is responsible for defining the company's IoT strategy. He works closely with customers and partners, helping them to shape the vision of their IoT initiatives straddling strategy and technology. With more than 20 years' experience as a business technology professional, Ricardo has worked across many industries and technology cycles, always pushing the boundaries of traditional thinking to create lasting competitive advantage. For the last five years, he has been applying his passion for real-time, event-driven systems to the Internet of Things, in use cases such as connected vehicles, IoT-as-a-Service, Industrial IoT and more.

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