(Sponsored Report) As many of us in the IoT field can testify, launching an IoT project is a complex endeavor. It requires selecting and interfacing various technical components: sensors and actuators, connectivity technologies, cloud services, and analytics tools.
With the current technological jungle, composed of numerous IT standards and heterogeneous interfaces, building an IoT solution requires skills beyond what most IoT innovators can offer.
The people initiating the latest smart solutions are the ones with domain knowledge. They are the people able to identify a problem in their specific industry (supply chain, transport, agriculture, and facility management) and envision how IoT can bring a solution to the state of things.
However, these project initiators often lack the IT expertise to build these IoT projects. Thus, they are forced to hire technical experts and digital consultants that can take over the implementation part. This can lead to misalignments between the project brief and the resulting IoT application.
The IoT ecosystem needs a way to involve IoT innovators in the implementation process. The low-code movement is the first step in this direction. By reducing the coding skills required to connect a device to the cloud and performing simple data analytics, low-code/no-code features make IoT more accessible to a larger audience.