In today’s modern world, we’re seeing an increasing number of Internet-enabled devices; a movement referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT).
Along with consumer devices such as refrigerators, lights, alarms, door locks, coffee machines, and more, enterprises are also deploying more IoT devices, such as city-wide smart street lighting, security systems, various types of field sensors, health monitoring devices, and robots, just to name a few. It’s easy to see how pervasive IoT devices are quickly becoming.
The influx of IoT devices presents an unprecedented challenge for enterprise environments: businesses are more frequently faced with the task of aggregating, visualizing, and interacting with a variety of different data sources using a dashboard. Luckily, many IoT devices feature programmable APIs, enabling enterprises to hook up some kind of front-end to them.
Another challenge comes from the use of an ever-growing range of devices in our day-to-day jobs, including smartphones, tablets, laptops (which may also feature touch screens), and desktops, all of which run different operating systems, making it difficult to write one app that runs on all form factors and platforms.
As IoT devices become more prevalent in the enterprise, it’s imperative that enterprises have access to an easy and cost effective way to interact with these devices. There is a large, growing developer pool out there with infinite expertise in web-based technologies. Tapping into this is the easiest mechanism by far to write an app once and deploy everywhere, while also bringing time and cost savings to your business – so why wait?
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