Implementing and scaling IoT can be a challenging task with many moving parts. However, here are some guidelines that you can use as a roadmap to implement IoT in your company successfully.
Identify your goals and objectives
Definitive and measurable goals with clear objectives enable you to move the needle faster when it comes to IoT implementation and scaling. Working towards a definite role allows you to define KPIs and find solutions to specific business problems. In addition, well-laid objectives provide management with an idea to identify and work on particular areas that require improvement.
Layout a plan and identify measures of success
A well-laid-out plan enables the management to see their next step clearly and work towards achieving it. This includes collecting the data to determine what technology to use to address specific challenges and issues. For example, it might consist of modifications to the existing network infrastructures, attracting significant investment in time and money.
Create a strategy
Create a strategic plan that enables a quick return on investment (RoI) on a small scale. Then define the metrics that can measure success in a specific time frame. The strategic plan must answer accurate metrics such as the RoI and what value the technology brings when implemented.
Integrate culture and Identify talent
Implementing IoT brings a convergence in different departments, which results in a change in work culture within the organization. Therefore, the management should provide the proper training to ensure the new culture is integrated well among employees and take significant effort to identify, hire, and retain IIoT talent to thrive in the dynamic work environment.
Take calculated risks and implement them at scale
After the strategy is laid out, it's better to make improvements and iterate after taking feedback from stakeholders and then craft the final plan. Lastly, create a roadmap that contains the scope, its engineering and organizational challenges, and an overall estimate of the cost, time, and resources required to implement and scale it across the organization.