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Performing cross-departmental work

While many IoT deployments are driven by the line-of-business decision maker, it’s critical that the IT organization is represented in the decision-making process because it will be involved in the management and maintenance of the solution over the longer term. 

IoT solutions inevitably must break up silos within large enterprises to be successful. This often results in friction or even opposition.

 

Combination of hardware and software expertise missing

End-to-end IoT implementation requires a broad range of skills, including installation, cloud architecture, application enablement, data management & analytics, machine learning, automation, security design, and enterprise system integration (e.g., into IAM, ERP, CRM). 

When an organization faces a shortage of talent, the planning, execution, and maintaining IoT systems risks going over budget or fail.

No experience with IoT integration

Even when the IT department possesses most of the necessary software and hardware skills in-house, they might have limited experience working with the technology elements that are unique to the Internet of Things. Elements include protocols such as MQTT or AMQP or communication standards such as LoRaWAN®, Z-Wave, and ZigBee.

Develop your IoT capability. Map the IoT skill gaps, cross-train, and upskill the workforce with a focus on new technologies unique to IoT. 

Work with real IoT experts from different fields with in-depth domain knowledge and choose a vendor that can bring in the missing skills either directly or through a strong partner ecosystem.