Principles for Change

Legacy TCP/IP Barriers to Sharing

If you compare these characteristics with existing TCP/IP infrastructure, there are clearly priorities and requirements:

Security and privacy are general infrastructure weaknesses. A new infrastructure is required to facilitate information, functions and operations between organizations in a secure manner.  Corporations need a reliable IoT infrastructure, not just ideas, suggestions or single purpose solutions.

What are the characteristics of a new digital infrastructure?

Some required characteristics are:

Core Characteristics of a New Infrastructure

The new infrastructure needs the following principles:

Trust = security, privacy, control and accountability

Trust in an infrastructure is required for businesses to readily adopt digital transformation!

These principles drive the automation processes needed for a new infrastructure while protecting the businesses, information, functions and users from outside and inside risks.

Standardizing Infrastructure is a challenge.

Thousands of IoT standards exist. A large percentage of IoT devices are cloud based and most IoT devices are not designed to work with other devices or have interoperability.  These issues make it difficult to standardize communications and operations.

Why develop a common architecture?

Successful companies work because of good processes. Defined with purpose, good processes and clear outcomes are important to success.

This means:

1) Good/Better Processes

2) Defined Purposes

Defining the purpose of an IoT implementation solution is narrowly focused because these systems are designed to solve specific problems. Most IoT initiatives can be defined as building better mouse traps. Side effects and interactions are not considered.

A better vision is to consider new business models as they relate to a corporation's overall IoT plan to change the way everyone works together. Such a vision focuses on relationships and outcomes within a business ecosystem to reduce cost, increase operational efficiency and increase profits.

A larger vision is required to minimize the fragmentation of purposes and processes.

3) Expected outcomes

Step back and define desired outcomes to fit your IoT implementation vision. It starts with an understanding of how your business model works today and how it can be changed to transform your business for gaining a competitive advantage.

Taking Things Apart, By Bojan Jovanović March 24, 2021

“Companies could invest a total of up to $15 trillion in IoT by 2025.” DataProt
Internet of Things statistics for 2021,

CEO’s and CTO’s consider the bigger picture: