What is an IoT Connectivity Management Platform?

 

An IoT connectivity management platform connects and streamlines the management of IoT devices, such as M2M (machine-to-machine) SIM cards. Sometimes referred to as a “connected devices platform,” the software promotes the scalability of IoT device controls and reduces time-consuming onboarding processes.

The software allows businesses to reduce downtime from device repairs by proactively checking for errors and predicting failures before they happen. It also streamlines connectivity management activities, bolstering productivity and reducing the time spent monitoring.

In order to stay competitive with the growing device ecosystem and its capabilities, companies require a comprehensive connectivity management platform to effectively organize and monitor device performance and security.

An effective IoT platform provides companies with:

Reduced operational costs and maintenance
Actionable insights from collected data
Fast and secure batch activations
Real-time problem detection
Enhanced connectivity, convenience, and functionality

Attributes of a Successful IoT Connectivity Management Platform

Effective management software is essential for promoting the success of your IoT deployments and your device ecosystem, which includes all of the moving parts that connect to IoT devices owned by consumers, businesses, and governments.

The four essential parts of any successful management platform include:

Security

Since IoT connects potentially thousands of devices together, businesses should make sure their management software only permits authorized and secure devices to join its ecosystem. Look for a platform that allows for specified device enrollment requirements and requires credentials for authorization.

Customisation

An optimal management platform should provide companies with flexible device configurations and post-deployment controls to promote performance. It’s also important to ensure all devices have remote reset options when removing them from the IoT ecosystem.

Rich Data and Statitics

An effective IoT management platform will provide businesses with tracking and visual representations of data in the real-world. This provides transparency into whether key performance indicators (KPIs) are being met, as well as if any errors arise, allowing for fast diagnosis and correction.

Remote Software Maintenance

As the IoT pool increases it’s important to have the ability to update and make changes to devices wherever they are located. This is essential for when a security threat or vulnerability arises for quick patching.