How IoT and Big Data can help organizations achieve success

Beth Adams's picture
 By | September 06, 2017
in big data, Data Quality, Internet of Things, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT)
September 06, 2017

Internet of Things (IoT) looks to be the wave of the future. It's in your organization's best interest to be in line with the trends that can they can capitalize for growth.

First, what is IoT? IoT is physical devices and objects, as well as the electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enable those devices to collect and share data. Big Data is the information collected from those devices and objects. The value in both goes hand-in-hand and provides huge benefits to individuals and organizations.

Even though big data alone is useful, it needs to be managed properly in order to help organizations achieve success. Remember to use the data management principles below, which can be applied to big data just like any other data source:

  1. Integrate: Ingest and cleanse data from all your IoT sources; leverage your investment by combining data to use in any application or system.
  2. Cleanse: Significantly improve the completeness and correctness of your IoT data.
  3. Remediate: Discover and cleanse corrupt, invalid, or incomplete IoT data.

Plus, there is contextualization, the process of adding related information to big data in order to understand what it means (look for my contextualization blog coming soon). This makes it easier to generate actionable intelligence for analysis and get real use from your IoT devices.

Next, the task becomes how to present the data in the right way to the right business professional; it's best to provide a platform where management can access and easily visualize the data[1].

IoT makes big data collection better because more information, from more sources, is readily available for consumption. These larger volumes of data mean that more comprehensive and sophisticated intelligence can be obtained to better understand customer preferences, behaviors, and sentiment. This, ultimately, results in more effective and targeted sales, marketing, and loyalty efforts.

Our new white paper, "Digital Transformation Using IoT and Big Data" can provide more detail into this, and several other ways to take advantage of IoT. When you have the time, download it, read it, and let us know your thoughts.

And for even more valuable information, view our new webcast, "How the Internet of Things Legitimizes Big Data", presented by Michael Corcoran. 

[1] RTInsights.com "IoT Analytics: From Data Integration to Actionable Intelligence", February 2017.