Build vs. Buy Choosing The Right Connectivity Infrastructure for Your IoT Application

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Five years ago, the decision of whether to build or buy a connectivity infrastructure was relatively simple. Build. However, that assertion is a bit of a misnomer, because until recently, purchasing the solutions necessary to power Internet of Things (IoT) applications simply wasn’t an available commodity.

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