Functionality is essential, but isn’t the only determinant of whether an IoT solution is “industrial” ready or not. There are ten different parameters that must be considered. In all actuality, IoT and IIoT solutions may incorporate all these parameters, but differ in what is implemented and how.
Industrial processes are not business processes. They force much more onerous requirements on IIoT solutions. Product managers must account for these additional requirements in the design and engineering. They must comprehend the specific use cases, as well as the situations the solutions will be placed into.
IIoT is a huge disruptive opportunity and draws many new solutions providers into the marketplace. Vendors offering IIoT solutions may be coming from adjacent markets with solutions that may not be robust enough for all industrial applications. At the same time, today’s solutions are developing and still evolving in a very dynamic market. Buyers must look beyond the “wow” factor to make sure they are getting IoT solutions that are designed for industrial environments.
Source: Strategy of Things