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IoT turns ordinary data into extraordinary business outcomes


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The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about connecting devices with embedded sensors. Gartner estimates that in 2016, 6.4 billion such “things” could exist, an increase of 30% from 2015. These devices communicate data about their internal states or their external environments, making them a massive new source of data. By connecting this data, we can start developing insights to drive actions. Imagine, a simple forklift can become a mobile intelligent business unit connected to the warehouse around it. Lights could be turned on and off automatically as needed while carbon-monoxide sensors make sure that workers are safe and embedded sensors in the forklift notify maintenance when parts are close to failure. DS Virgin Racing Team provides an excellent automotive example of IoT that incorporates the computing power that you would usually associate with a data center.

For Businesses, IoT promises value from insight.

- Insight could be inventory numbers. By having real-time tracking of products, you can know how much inventory

  is moving and not only whether you need more but also where you need it.

- Insight keeps you informed on an asset’s condition. By monitoring and analyzing data from embedded sensors, a  

  machine such as a turbine generator can be automatically scheduled for maintenance before it can fail.

- Insights from embedded sensors could help determine whether a patient’s blood sugar is too high or too low or

  whether the patient is sleeping well after surgery.

All of these insights, all of the data provided by network-enabled sensors, can be used to drive actions, and value as the core purpose of the Internet of Things. Watch this Discover video for more insights.

Getting started with IoT

But with the tremendous potential of IoT come significant challenges. By taking networked devices out of the controlled environment of a data center, IoT can increase security risks dramatically by opening a myriad of new attack vectors for hackers. If an IoT platform is too complicated, it may be difficult to find someone with the skills required to operate it, and overly complicated systems rarely operate smoothly.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s goal with IoT is to turn ordinary things into extraordinary business outcomes while reducing complexity and increasing security. We have created a global IoT platform that combines ubiquitous connectivity and compute with proactive, end-to-end security to provide big-data analytics that is both contextual and insightful combined with a partner ecosystem that is open and extensive, while HPE services support and simplify all facets of IoT, from integration to management and more.

But our edge-to-cloud compute platform, HPE Edgeline IoT Systems, also goes beyond the traditional centralized approach to big data. Trying to apply traditional big data to IoT fights against both latency and bandwidth. When you analyze at the center, you slow down your actionable insights by the time it takes to shuttle data from your IoT devices to a data center for analysis. And as the amount of data produced by networked devices explodes, spending bandwidth to transfer data to a centralized hub becomes increasingly wasteful.

HPE provides unparalleled experience in creating value from IoT. Our portfolio of end-to-end hardware, software, and services covers IoT from the edge through the network to the core, and our flexible turn-key solutions can simplify your operations. Our commitment to open-source software and standards-based hardware and our extensive ecosystem of partner solutions makes sure that when you choose HPE, you always have options.

Implementing IoT doesn’t need to be difficult. For intelligent insight on action points to consider, check out this interview with Dr. Tom Bradicich, vice president and general manager for HPE Moonshot and IoT systems. And if you are currently planning an IoT project and need help choosing an IT platform, read analyst advice from Enterprise Strategy Group.

Doug-Oathout_1404x_936_7898 (2).jpgGuest blog by Doug Oathout, VP of SMB, Service Provider & Agile Marketing, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Eric Broom

Insights are very important part of any business. Very nice article. One need to look at insights for success of his business.

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