What is IoT?
IoT stands for Internet of Things. In today’s world IoT is expanding its reach into homes, businesses, social settings, and other environments. There is a large number of devices connected in order to gather and share data.
There many other advantages of IoT from a consumer standpoint. In spite of convenience, the connectivity between products can lead to increased energy efficiency, improved safety, and security, higher product quality, etc. Similarly, ap automation is a term that tells about the efforts of companies to streamline the business process.
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What is IoT device management?
IoT device management is a method of authenticating, provisioning, configuring, monitoring and maintaining the device firmware. This software also provides functional capabilities. For the effective device management, it is important to establish and maintain the health, connectivity, and security of IoT devices. There are many IoT application vendors that provide complete device management with their solutions.
The 4 fundamental IoT device management requirements are:
- Provisioning and authentication
- Configuration and control
- Monitoring and diagnostics
- Software updates and maintenance
Provisioning and authentication
Provisioning is a method of assigning a certificate to an Internet of Things device. It also contains full information about the device or group of devices that are connected at different locations in an IoT ecosystem. Whereas authentication enhances the security of the device
Configuration and control
The device made by configuration can be hacked or the data from the device can be changed. In order to avoid such a loss, it is suggested to customize the configuration according to the user.
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Monitoring and diagnostics
The other important reason for implementing IOT platform is to track and monitor devices and assets remotely. This helps to minimize unexpected operational problems.
Software updates and maintenance
The network of connected devices gets over-the-air (OTA) updates with the help of device management. It ensures continuous device improvement with in-depth device protection.