Building the Internet of Things: A How-To Book on IoT

MACIEJ KRANZ | November 21, 2016

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most talked-about technology trends over the past few years. Yet many customers remain confused. Line-of-business managers don’t really care that much about the technology behind billions of connections. They care about business outcomes. They aren’t interested in hyped-up predictions of future value—they’re interested in quality, performance and how technology can help their bottom line.

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Smartends was founded February 2017. Before starting, we saw hundreds of IoT start-ups with great ideas, but no funding. We have also seen many companies with IoT PoCs (Proofs of Concept) that they could not bring to market profitably. These companies all shared a common need: They needed ways to bring their IoT ideas to market profitably.

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