Learn how to start your IoT projects without any programming – and faster than you may think
The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a fundamental part of businesses today. Most organisations, and even entire cities, have already realised the importance of incorporating IoT-enabled technologies to generate value and create new business opportunities.
However, IoT platforms tend to focus on providing closed and not user-centric solutions, which depend on third parties to develop new functionalities. In such a changing environment, decision-making must be in the hands of end-users, who have different needs when moving around urban areas or managing a city, a factory or a port.
IoT editor platforms such as FIWOO have revolutionised the market by introducing the ‘no-code’ concept for the first time in the context of IoT. This enables end-users to custom-build smart products without coding, thereby simplifying and democratising the complex IoT value chain development process.
Developed by Emergya Grupo and Secmotic, FIWOO goes a step further and changes the paradigm. In our IoT-Editor platform, the users are the ones who connect devices and create the final solutions, rather than software companies.
Benefits of the self-service platform
No coding: Remote and integrated access to devices facilitate the management of complex environments through user-friendly applications. Users can access data on their IoT nodes without the need for complex technical knowledge. This type of management makes it possible to increase the speed of processes and operations, improve economic conditions and the quality of services, and generate a more satisfactory and uninterrupted consumer experience.
Simpler operations: Users can create any solution within the whole system without the need for rather complex IT skills. Everything you see can be created without a single line of code. Any user can create their dashboards, connect their devices and even generate intelligent rules through a simple graphic interface.
Intuitive and fast: In a nutshell, the manager will get an overview of what is going on in a given organisation and city. A well-designed dashboard with better visualisation methods can simplify data.
The role of IoT
At this point, it is worth analysing the future of organisations that have decided to bet on IoT and the impact of these game-changing opportunities in today’s landscape.
Predictive capabilities: Imagine having the ability to get ahead of future events. In this context, collected data can be used to build the historical trends that predict and put you in front of issues before they even occur. Who is the key actor benefitting from this development? The customer. This key stakeholder will have the mechanisms to help save costs, time and strengthen customer loyalty.
New business opportunities: To measure the size of IoT business opportunities, let’s take a look at some numbers. Last year, the global IoT market was estimated at $150 billion. At the same time, according to the most conservative estimates, by the end of 2025, the market will exceed $1.5 trillion.
Enhanced analytics: Devices and sensors have evolved to such a level that it is incredible to see how much can be measured by them. Through this extracted information, organisations can have access to vast amounts of data that help them to understand how industrial processes can be accurate.
Monitoring and action: This type of management facilitates the performance checking of each IoT node by verifying that they are performing their functions on a continuous basis.
Scalable structure: The exponential growth of the number of deployed devices and IoT as well as the size of data that will be collected by them will be a fundamental part of our society in the coming years. To address these scenarios, we propose a transparent computing-based IoT architecture to build scalable and manageable IoT applications.
Customisation: The flexibility of these technologies allows you to implement customised systems that enable your organisation to develop a solution that solves several aspects of your business.
How does FIWOO help your organisation?
FIWOO, one of the first IoT-Editor platforms in the market in which IT skills were not a must-have, is a horizontal, open, modular, scalable, robust, secure, interoperable and integrable platform. It is based on the open source platform FIWARE and its main reference standards, which are based on open source technologies, reference architectures and more than 800 Smart Data Models.
Following the ‘no-code’ philosophy, FIWOO offers its full potential with visual tools and simple wizards that allow you to create verticals and smart services without writing a single line of code.
At FIWOO, we believe in and foster smart spaces that, from the point of view of a city, industry or port, allow the management of valuable services for citizens and businesses, promoting their development in an effective and efficient fashion.
Our organisation represents an ally for the digital transformation and the ecological transition into which FIWOO is fully immersed. It is possible to manage an IoT platform without computer knowledge – and it’s called FIWOO.
To learn more about the benefits and opportunities this IoT platform offers, visit fiwoo.eu
by Jose Benitez, CEO, Secmotic; Carlos Corrales, COO, Secmotic; Luis Romero, Managing Partner, Emergya Grupo; and M. Giménez-Medina, Product Manager, FIWOO
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