Nokia has been very busy on the IoT front lately, and it has caught our eye here at Vitria. As we have written about many times, there have been a number of hurdles preventing wider IoT adoption and generation of business value, and we believe innovative new platforms and services are fundamental to overcoming those hurdles. We have a dedicated focus on IoT analytics with our VIA Platform. In our experience with prospects and customers, there are a number of challenges that come before the analytics piece of the puzzle. These “baseline” challenges must be overcome to set the stage for robust and high value analytics. We believe Nokia’s recent announcements of their WING and IMPACT platform and services are great steps forward in addressing these challenges.
The IoT Analytics Maturity Model
In previous blogs, we have put forth the idea of an IoT Analytics Maturity Model. In that model, we made the case that organizations get the most value from their IoT and Analytics investments when they have the ability to proactively seize opportunities.
However, getting to the proactive stage in IoT and analytics is not necessarily simple and does require a process or methodology to succeed. That is where the analytics maturity model comes into play. It provides a process for how to get there. There are five key steps in the process. The faster companies move through the model, the bigger, better, faster the return. The five steps are:
Go to our original blog to learn more about the process of moving through the Analytics Maturity Model. We believe one useful way to view the recent Nokia announcements is in the context of this Maturity Model. The combination of WING and IMPACT go a long way towards helping enterprises solve some key pieces of the first 2-3 steps of the model. WING is an IoT Network Grid and so enables robust operations and management of worldwide IoT connectivity.
In Tech Republic‘s recent article: How Nokia’s WING will help massive enterprises track their IoT deployments, it is clear that WING will address many of the connectivity, monitoring, and awareness challenges associated with IoT applications and management.
Then, referencing the recent PCWorld article regarding Nokia’s IMPACT platform, IoT’s payoff is in the big picture, and Nokia knows it, we see that Nokia is expanding its Impact platform for tying together many IoT systems. IMPACT accelerates the movement through the Maturity Model. Its critical capabilities include:
- IoT Device Management
- Protocol management
Furthermore, IMPACT has a modular architecture that leverages existing investments while also enabling new technology adoption. This modularity is crucial as it enables vendors such as Vitria to offer innovative new platforms in IoT Analytics while simultaneously leveraging the powerful infrastructure, connectivity, and management capabilities of products and services like IMPACT and WING.
IoT Analytics in 2017 – All the Key Parts of the Technology Ecosystem are Coming Together
It is exciting to watch the accelerating pace of IoT and analytics adoption. There are certainly no shortage of vendors – large and small – innovating and contributing to the growing maturity of the market. We believe these robust platforms and services from Nokia represent a new level of maturity for IoT platforms because they span traditional domains and solve difficult problems that have been slowing down IoT adoption.
Vitria is looking forward to the quickening effect these offerings from Nokia will have on the overall IoT ecosystem and how it will enable faster adoption and generation of business value for our prospects and customers.