The Right Approach to Building Security into Your IoT MVP or POC - Build vs. Buy?

LANCEN LACHANCE | March 23, 2017

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Organizations need to focus on value delivery for any IoT solution. During implementation, every additional technology is a potential leak in the value funnel and the decisions to include or exclude technologies may create inefficiencies or risks. Balancing the validation of the concept versus creating a viable long term architecture is an art. When developing the solution, focus on the core capabilities is essential.  However, supporting technologies, especially those that provide security cannot be overlooked.

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