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8 IoT Design Mistakes You Should Avoid for a Successful IoT Solution Development Project

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According to industry experts, the global internet of things (IoT) market is expected to reach USD 724.2 Billion by 2023. This has led to an overwhelming demand for IoT-ification or rather IoT enablement of the businesses. But at the same time, a great number of IoT projects do not result in desired outcomes, even after investing a great deal of time and money . These failures generally occur due to crucial solution design mistakes, that can derail the success of your IoT Implementation.

Wondering what are they? With the help of our IoT consultants, we have put together a list of must-avoid IoT system design mistakes.

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8 IoT Design Mistakes You Should Avoid for a Successful IoT Solution Development Project

1. Not Making ‘System Security’ Part of the Solution at Design Stage As an IoT product development team, you should not take the risk of not integrating the security aspect at the design phase. Because it is very challenging to integrate security best practices with the IoT application/product during the deployment stage. This often results in below-par quality and robustness of the IoT application.

2. Operating Environment of the IoT Devices While designing an IoT solution, one needs to be well aware of the operating environmental conditions where the IoT devices will be deployed (open fields, industrial assembly lines etc.).Information about the fluctuations in temperature and moisture levels, ambient heat will help the design team to identify the required product casing type and quality grade.

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8 IoT Design Mistakes You Should Avoid for a Successful IoT Solution Development Project

3. Flexibility in Software Codes takes the Backstage An ideal practice while writing software code for any application, especially if it involves data centric systems like IoT, is to make it as flexible and adaptable as possible. This will ensure that the IoT application is able to support any changes in hardware or a peripheral device without extensive rewriting of the software codes.

4. Lack of Data Fidelity within the IoT System In IoT systems, data reliability plays a very important role. An efficient IoT system involves error-free, reliable data communication at all levels- namely, the devices, the gateway, the cloud server and the user interface.

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8 IoT Design Mistakes You Should Avoid for a Successful IoT Solution Development Project

5. Ignoring the Longevity of Hardware Components When you design the hardware you should check the validity and longevity of each and every component being used for the design. It should not happen that by the time your IoT application is ready to be deployed; the hardware component that you have sourced from a particular manufacturer has gone obsolete or is no longer available in the market. Such a situation can halt your entire project.

6. Inadequate IoT Testing Practices Testing plays a major role in ensuring a reliable operation of the IoT devices. You should have a comprehensive test plan ready for your IoT application. And IoT testing must be done at different levels- the data , the hardware, the peripherals, the software, the network, the firmware, the user interface- to ensure that the product will work.

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8 IoT Design Mistakes You Should Avoid for a Successful IoT Solution Development Project

7. Checking the Regulatory Requirements & Certifications at the 11th Hour Before proceeding to the production, you must ensure that your IoT application, including the various ( software & hardware) components involved in developing it, is compliant and certified with regulatory requirements.

8. Compromising on the Quality to Save Cost In a bid to trim down the bottom line costs, you might be tempted to make few design compromises which could end up in sacrificing the quality of your IoT application. This is a must-avoid in order to build a quality IoT product. Quality management and cost savings can and in fact should go hand in hand. What you save at the design stage might have to be spent on post-deployment troubleshooting and bug fixing activities.

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8 IoT Design Mistakes You Should Avoid for a Successful IoT Solution Development Project  

Not integrating IoT security measures at the design stage, Inadequate IoT Testing Practices, not ensuring IoT Regulatory compliance & more:...

8 IoT Design Mistakes You Should Avoid for a Successful IoT Solution Development Project  

Not integrating IoT security measures at the design stage, Inadequate IoT Testing Practices, not ensuring IoT Regulatory compliance & more:...

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