Four Stages of IoT Architecture | Towards Changing the World

| February 23, 2019

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In essence, IoT architecture is the system of numerous elements: sensors, protocols, actuators, cloud services, and layers. Given its complexity, there exist 4 stages of IoT architecture. Such a number is chosen to steadily include these various types of components into a sophisticated and unified network. In addition, the fundamental features of sustainable IoT architecture include functionality, scalability, availability, and maintainability. Without addressing these conditions, the result of IoT architecture is a failure. The IoT opens far more opportunities than most organizations are pursuing today. And even when they do pursue them, IT leaders don’t always fully engage in IoT-related request. The proliferation of unfamiliar IoT technologies—some of them industry-specific—and the vast scope of the global IoT itself can intimidate IT and obscure the possibilities for what should be very achievable and compelling projects. So, how can your infrastructure support IoT

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