IOT (Internet of Things)

IoT In The Startup Context

IOT (Internet Of Things)

We truly live in a world where easy access via interconnected ‘things’ are creating new opportunities.

Interconnected ‘things’ – big and small have taken over our lives – home, office and city streets – all have become smarter than ever. Extending the internet connectivity beyond standard devices, IoT connects things that you would never think possible. These devices can communicate and interact, these communications can be remotely controlled too. Every device talks to every other device and creates an automated environment. The entire system generates usable data for users and businesses.

IOT & startups – Some Practical Implementations in Today’s World

Some of the devices that can be connected are smart TVs, smart speakers, toys, wearables and other smart appliances. Smart city technologies such as those used to monitor traffic and weather conditions are examples of other IoT implementations.

IoT and Smart Homes

IoT implementations include interconnected devices that simplify living. When a car approaches, it automatically communicates with the sensor on the garage door and the door opens for parking, the thermostat or AC at home is set to the preferred temperature and the lights are turned on and home is as cozy as it could get before you enter!

IoT and the Smart Enterprise

Employees can locate conference rooms and schedule meetings with the help of sensors located in the rooms to convey whether it is empty or occupied. Before a meeting these sensors can also adjust the temperature in the room and turn on the lights.

IoT in Industries

On the plant floor, an assembly line machine fitted with sensors provides data to the plant operator informing the operator when the parts need to be replaced. This helps prevent downtime in industries.

Implementation of IoT has several challenges including security, interoperability, processing capabilities, scalability and availability. If you require expert assistance to get your IoT startup idea off the ground, simply give us a call and our experts will help you analyze your requirements and get you started!

To Cloud Or Not To Cloud For Subscription Products

To Cloud Or Not To Cloud For Subscription Products

To Cloud Or Not To Cloud For Subscription Products

With the widespread adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS), the subscription based model has grown in the software products industry. Traditional enterprise software providers have also moved to the SaaS model. Well, today, these subscription products are on the same turn – now there is a choice of either a cloud based approach or not!

What do subscription products need?

  • Subscription products need intuitive features and comprehensive tools to be able to manage accounts over the entire subscription lifecycle.
  • They require 24/7 support service and require close monitoring of the customer usage.
  • Large subscription businesses need reliable, enterprise grade systems that are built on secure and scalable infrastructure.
  • The system should have 24/7/365 operations as well as assured business continuity.
  • The supporting infrastructure should have the ability to scale rapidly.
  • Seamless integration with commerce systems, payment gateways and other technology systems.

So, to cloud or not to cloud?

Especially for subscription products, infrastructure demands are on the higher side. Traditional systems such as ERP are cumbersome as well as expensive. While building subscription based products, scalability, flexibility, security and affordability are paramount. Easily implementable solutions for backend systems are the need. So, cloud based solutions provide these types of products with the right infrastructure for the features required. With cloud based infrastructure, you get to choose the services and scale as your product development advanced. It offers enough flexibility in terms of technology selection and features integration. If something does not work out, you can simply drop it and move on. Cloud solutions offer an anytime, anywhere access that is suitable for products that are subscription based. On the go access improves customer experiences and customer engagement with your product as well as business as a whole.

If your startup idea is based on a subscription model, we have the right resources to enable you to take it forward. Simply give us a call and we shall discuss your ideas in detail and help turn them into functional products!