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Internet of Things (IoT)

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Internet of Things

CONNECTING THE WORLD, CHANGING THE WAY YOU DO BUSINESS

The term, Internet of Things (IoT), has been around for almost two decades. So why does it sometimes seem like the new buzz word? IoT is still fairly early on in the evolutionary process, clearly still in the formative years. As we dive into IoT projects, development teams are dealing with significant changes in design, technology, process, and social and regulatory issues, making development increasingly complex and filled with risks.

As an organization, OST has been diving headfirst into IoT projects for over half a decade. Our services are perfectly aligned to develop an IoT project from beginning to end, nuts to bolts. From design to development, data analytics, security, and infrastructure and architecture, our teams are able to sort through the seemingly endless options and possibilities to create a solution that makes the most sense for the product and organization.

The OST IoT team has over a decade of experience creating IoT environments for clients. We understand the risks and know how to walk side by side with you through this new ecosystem. The possibilities are exciting and also terrifying for organizations. Inevitably, IoT projects change a company, any company, from a maker of goods, to a technology company. You cannot rely on the way you have done things in the past as IoT changes everything.

 

 

IoT Blog Posts

Part I: Internet of Things... Are we all doing it wrong?

June 22, 2016

The term Internet of Things (IoT) has been around for almost 2 decades. The concepts related to IoT have been bantered around since the early years of e-commerce. However, we are still in the phase of IoT’s evolution where we are still dealing with significant design, process, technology, regulatory and social issues. Why are we still in the formative years of IoT when other technological changes such as B2B and B2C e-commerce has essentially become the an established standard? Aaron Kamphuis- June 22,2016
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Part II: UX in the IoT era, designing for complexity.

June 29, 2016

Charles Eames once said, "Eventually everything connects - People, ideas, objects… the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se. Unlike Keats, who said knowing about the rainbow shatters it’s beauty, I feel the knowledge about an object can only enrich your feeling for the object itself." Aaron Kamphuis & Andy Van Solkema
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Part III: How do you justify an investment in IoT?

July 7, 2016

So how does a company justify an investment in IoT when it will result in customers buying less product? Jim VanderMey - July 7, 2016
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Part IV: Utilizing a layered testing approach is key in building an IoT platform

July 13, 2016

Developing testing approaches, processes and automations are key for teams to reliably develop and maintain IoT solutions. Testing coverage acts as a force multiplier and mitigates the increasing risk of code / system complexity. Aaron Kamphuis- July 13, 2016
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Part V: Selecting the Right Platform is Critical to the Success of an IoT Product

July 28, 2016

Imagine this scenario… A company wants to take a product which has been relatively unchanged for 20 years and combine it with a full digital experience. They feel confident that they have uncovered a new business model that will revolutionize their industry. At this moment, they have a critical technical decision to make: what is the best way to connect this product? Aaron Kamphuis - July 28, 2016
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IoT Series Part VI: IoT Platforms: Black-box, SaaS, PaaS...Which type is right for my product?

August 5, 2016

The goal of this article is to cover broad classes of IoT platforms and the high-level trade offs of each type of platform. Choosing the right IoT platform can be a challenging task. There are so many options in the marketplace and it seems as though new and old vendors are appearing weekly. Aaron Kamphuis - August 5, 2016
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IoT Blog Posts

Part I: Internet of Things... Are we all doing it wrong?

June 22, 2016

The term Internet of Things (IoT) has been around for almost 2 decades. The concepts related to IoT have been bantered around since the early years of e-commerce. However, we are still in the phase of IoT’s evolution where we are still dealing with significant design, process, technology, regulatory and social issues. Why are we still in the formative years of IoT when other technological changes such as B2B and B2C e-commerce has essentially become the an established standard? Aaron Kamphuis- June 22,2016
read more

Part II: UX in the IoT era, designing for complexity.

June 29, 2016

Charles Eames once said, "Eventually everything connects - People, ideas, objects… the quality of the connections is the key to quality per se. Unlike Keats, who said knowing about the rainbow shatters it’s beauty, I feel the knowledge about an object can only enrich your feeling for the object itself." Aaron Kamphuis & Andy Van Solkema
read more

Part III: How do you justify an investment in IoT?

July 7, 2016

So how does a company justify an investment in IoT when it will result in customers buying less product? Jim VanderMey - July 7, 2016
read more

Part IV: Utilizing a layered testing approach is key in building an IoT platform

July 13, 2016

Developing testing approaches, processes and automations are key for teams to reliably develop and maintain IoT solutions. Testing coverage acts as a force multiplier and mitigates the increasing risk of code / system complexity. Aaron Kamphuis- July 13, 2016
read more

Part V: Selecting the Right Platform is Critical to the Success of an IoT Product

July 28, 2016

Imagine this scenario… A company wants to take a product which has been relatively unchanged for 20 years and combine it with a full digital experience. They feel confident that they have uncovered a new business model that will revolutionize their industry. At this moment, they have a critical technical decision to make: what is the best way to connect this product? Aaron Kamphuis - July 28, 2016
read more

IoT Series Part VI: IoT Platforms: Black-box, SaaS, PaaS...Which type is right for my product?

August 5, 2016

The goal of this article is to cover broad classes of IoT platforms and the high-level trade offs of each type of platform. Choosing the right IoT platform can be a challenging task. There are so many options in the marketplace and it seems as though new and old vendors are appearing weekly. Aaron Kamphuis - August 5, 2016
read more

Case Studies

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Their 150,000+ employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings.
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Elec-Tech is a large-scale manufacturer with extensive engineering resources including one of the largest installations of MOCVD reactors. Its America's division, markets an extensive line of solid-state lighting/LED lamps, tubes, and fixtures to industrial, commercial and retail channels.
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“When there are failures, the truckers aren’t making money, the customer who wants shipments aren’t happy and the drivers aren’t happy,” said Navistar CEO Terry Kline. “When a truck is connected, we’ve seen an 80 percent reduction in catastrophic failures." OST works with Navistar to use predictive analytics from 300,000 connected trucks to reduce catastrophic truck failures by 80%. Read the case study to learn more.
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Case Studies

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Their 150,000+ employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings.
read more
Elec-Tech is a large-scale manufacturer with extensive engineering resources including one of the largest installations of MOCVD reactors. Its America's division, markets an extensive line of solid-state lighting/LED lamps, tubes, and fixtures to industrial, commercial and retail channels.
read more
“When there are failures, the truckers aren’t making money, the customer who wants shipments aren’t happy and the drivers aren’t happy,” said Navistar CEO Terry Kline. “When a truck is connected, we’ve seen an 80 percent reduction in catastrophic failures." OST works with Navistar to use predictive analytics from 300,000 connected trucks to reduce catastrophic truck failures by 80%. Read the case study to learn more.
read more
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