But after distilling all out past projects and experience down to its essence, our team arrived at a simple framework for managing all the various users, locations, devices and notifications that make up a connected system. People, places, things and "dings."
This simple classification became the backbone for our design.
A repeatable framework
As development continued, we worked with clients and co-innovation partners to test and improve upon early iterations of Connected Platform. To simplify deployment, we designed a system which integrates easily with existing networks and Active Directory. We collaborated closely with other teams across Insight to ensure a repeatable model for securely managing every aspect of our solution from hardware to the edge to the cloud. We created market-ready offerings built in Connected Platform around Programmable Logic Control (PLC) management and food safety which we could deploy in as little as a month — a significant improvement on the standard timeline of a custom solution in one to three years.
The result is a powerful, scalable, IoT framework capable of aggregating data from any smart device across an organization into a simple, user-friendly application.
Perhaps even more important, by developing Connected Platform in collaboration with other Insight experts, we’ve created a truly unique solution which encompasses every aspect of implementation, including devices, networking, security and infrastructure support, even Organizational Change Management (OCM) and ongoing managed services.
This end-to-end approach is particularly beneficial for reducing complexity and accelerating deployment when time is a critical factor.