What are your use cases for Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT)?


Hi dear community members,

I've been working on creating IoT solutions almost a decade ago but not anymore. So, today I would love to understand and discuss your main use cases on using IoT in enterprises.

Also, what vendors and tools are you using? 

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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So, IoT is not a specific technology. It simply refers to "things" that are NOT operated by human beings. So, surveillance cameras, door control, sensors, valve and flow controllers, things like that are TCP/IP network connected, and can be communicated with but in general operate on their own, are IoT. 

A big subset of this is OT, or Operational Technology which are the network-connected items that operate plants and factories. All of this is IoT.

"Main use cases" would be physical security, such as video surveillance and door access control, sensor networks in plants, smart power grid, building physical plant control such as HVAC, water flow, etc. The advanced smart fencing on the US Southern border would be a very good example of an IoT system. Anduril makes such systems in the US, and Elbit in Israel.

In my opinion, the main thing to be concerned about with these items is security. Since they don't run antivirus or anything security has to be external. Rigorous password discipline as well as a Network Access Control (NAC) solution such as Forescout is mandatory. Also, a very good idea is to collect logs from all of these IoT devices with Splunk to ensure visibility into what they are doing.

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Can you give a presentation on IOT?

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