Internet of Things Consulting
IoT consulting helps leverage IoT technology to automate and improve business operations’ efficiency. With 10 years in IoT, ScienceSoft offers IoT consulting services to help you create an IoT strategy, implement and evolve your IoT solution.
Whether you just embark on your IoT journey or are already making your way through it, our IoT consultants will help you make the best of new technological opportunities and set them in tune with your business strategy.
At the planning stage, our IoT consulting team will help you in the following ways:
Demonstrating the transformation potential of IoT to business management
We will analyze the peculiarities of your business to develop plausible IoT use cases, outline the benefits they can drive in your business environment, as well as forecast potential long-term savings.
Planning an IoT solution in line with desired business objectives
Our IoT consultants will study the peculiarities of your business, the specific challenges you want to address and the benefits you intend to gain with IoT to determine the functionality and capabilities your future IoT solution should deliver.
Developing an IoT solution roadmap
Our IoT consulting experts will break the desired deliverables into specific tasks to create a structured visual representation of when and how an IoT solution will be implemented.
Designing an IoT architecture
Depending on the requirements to the functionality of a future IoT solution, we will design a flexible and scalable IoT architecture tailored to support your specific business objectives.
Choosing an appropriate technology stack
We will help you choose the technology stack required to address your business needs efficiently and cost-effectively, as well as select reliable technology vendors.
Developing an IoT security strategy
Our experts will leverage their best practices gained with 17 years in information security to prevent data misuse at every level of an IoT ecosystem: device security, data security, operational technology security, and more. We will make sure your data collection and use are consistent with relevant standards and regulations (e.g., HIPAA in healthcare, ISA99/IEC 62443 in manufacturing, etc.).
Implementing PoC (Proof of Concept)
We will assist you in validating the effectiveness of the solution’s architecture design and the competences of selected vendors. Implementing PoC will allow testing the solution before rolling it across your entire business environment.
Preparing detailed IoT solution requirements
Our IoT consulting team will interview project stakeholders and potential users about their demands and desired use cases, carry out feasibility studies and analyze existing service descriptions, as well as consider legal, regulatory, environmental and other requirements to create a complete and valid description of an IoT solution.
At the implementation stage, we render the following consulting services:
Tweak IoT project management
With consistent and efficient reporting on project status, resource workload, and expense tracking, we allow you to have the benefits of sound coordination of resources, clear formulation of goals, persistent process coordination, and end-to-end process transparency.
Facilitating collaboration between business project stakeholders and an implementation team
We propose ways to coordinate multiple stakeholders and engineering teams to ensure fruitful internal (senior management, operations, IT and security managers, R&D, support, legal departments, etc.) and external (hardware and software vendors, connectivity providers, etc.) collaboration.
Helping with missing IoT-specific technical knowledge and skills
Our IoT consultants and engineers are ready to join your team at any stage of an IoT solution’s planning and implementation to provide help in the areas where expertise may be missing: big data, IT security, artificial intelligence, etc.
Taking on any part of implementation
Our skilled IoT engineers are ready to take on any part of implementation: from enabling the communication between smart things and the cloud software to integrating IoT solutions with other enterprise systems.
Operations and maintenance
At the operations and maintenance stage, we are ready to:
- Solve problems with an existing IoT solution: the lack of benefits, questionable ROI, a long development process, high operational and maintenance costs, functional and security issues, and other.
- Plot an IoT solution’s evolution: improving a solution’s architecture, enhancing its functional capabilities, integrating new use cases, and more.
We are ready to bring in our knowledge, experience and novel ideas to aid you in planning, designing, implementing and evolving the following IoT solutions:
Smart, connected products
Our team helps product manufacturers to get a better understanding of the customers’ needs, optimize product functioning and use, and create new revenue models. We help define smart, connected products’ capabilities and set them in tune with your and your customers’ IT strategy.
We help manufacturers to catch the wave of digital transformation and optimize equipment utilization, reveal bottlenecks in the manufacturing process, reduce downtime, timely detect potential equipment failures, improve production quality, and increase employees’ safety. To achieve that, we closely cooperate with project stakeholders, analyze their business objectives, determine IIoT system’s capabilities, create a detailed solution roadmap and bring it in line with an enterprise’s IT and business strategy.
We help businesses drive improvements in predictive maintenance and service productivity. Our IoT consultants analyze the specifics of your business and study the objects to be maintained to reveal operational parameters signaling about potential failures, design a solution architecture, choose an appropriate technology stack, etc.
Our Internet of Things consultants help define the capabilities of your future IoMT solution, advise on integrating it into your healthcare practice and setting it in sync with your business and IT strategies. We help you design robust and secure IoT solutions to connect patients to healthcare providers, digitize the approach to rendering healthcare services and optimize hospital management.
Smart supply chain management
We carry out a thorough assessment of your supply chain, analyze your business priorities, and help fine-tune an IoT solution in line with them. We help to implement and operationalize it for achieving higher transparency and driving effectiveness throughout supply chain processes.
Smart cities, smart utilities
Our IoT consultants help municipalities, policymakers and other stakeholders by developing smart city use cases, creating a smart city vision and a roadmap, selecting technology vendors, launching PoC, creating servicing strategy, etc. With our vast knowledge and hands-on experience, we will help you plan, design and implement smart city solutions capable of enhancing urban infrastructure, optimizing energy management, reducing environmental pollution, and establishing more efficient communication between residents and urban facilities.
We leverage our domain knowledge and hands-on experience to proactively address the most critical IoT planning challenges, including:
Difficulty in aligning business processes with an IoT solution
We help enterprises to understand how IoT is going to fit in with the organization, how it will affect a company’s IT and business strategy and change the way the organization and its employees work, as well as aid in taking up the most effective change management strategy to ensure successful IoT adoption.
Risky roadmapping due to evolving technology markets and business models
Your business model is not static, neither is the technology market. To make sure your IoT solution rapidly adapts to these changes, we resort to iterative planning. Iterative planning helps us ensure tangible payback with every implementation step and stay up-to-date with the technological market.
Difficulty in keeping an IoT project on track
It is difficult to keep an IoT solution well-structured and avoid project scope escalation. To balance ROI and ensure adherence to the implementation schedule, at the stage of strategy planning, we determine business priorities, specify milestones, and put them on a project timeline. Working on the project with Agile methodology allows us to stick to the defined milestones and avoid unplanned scope creep.