Is Internet of Things (IoT) for your business? How to use it?

western european IoT market explosion - IDCA new buzzword has exploded in the last 2 years: IoT. Behind this acronym, everybody recognises know the very wide family of connected devices, from portable ones like watches, sensors of any kind included in many industry products, to vehicle/shipping tracking systems. The object of all these devices is to deliver continuous data to their owner to facilitate gathering of information via GSM on a certain topic like body health status, fields hydrometry, or GPS localisation. With the massive decrease of cost of these small sensors, their usage has recently increased massively and opportunities to use them are developed every day.

Among them, there are for sure few business applications that could be of use for any company in the world. But once identifying the right idea, how to put it in place? And what are the pitfalls? Continue reading

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Will standard software suite help moving to digital? 2/2

In my previous article, we explored some key elements for a successful digital transformation of the IT landscape. We understood the core importance of business requirements to lead such transformation but with a “LEAN” approach in the way to define and prioritise them.

Still, this first journey didn’t help us yet to check if implementation of standard suites would help or not such transformation.

But what are the characteristics of Standard applications that may make the difference from self-developed platforms? Continue reading