And now for something completely different - a book review:
It doesn't happen very often that I read truly informative business books. Many contain just common knowledge and don't help me learn something new. This book from Maciej Kranz is different, and I encourage anybody that works with IoT to read it, whether you are in marketing, sales, or engineering.
This book will help you separate the hype of IoT from reality. It offers pragmatic advice on how to get started, address challenges such as cyber security, and achieve tangible business benefits.
In his book Maciej Kranz shares his knowledge based on many years of working with IoT customers and partners. His broad background in technology enables him to define the large impact IoT will have on business and people. He sees all the pieces of the puzzle that form IoT, and how businesses can take advantage. And don’t think this book is boring or difficult to read: The author uses a personal tone with hints of humor, making it fun and easy to read with graphics interspersed to summarize main points.
What I like most about the book is that Kranz is able to demystify IoT. After reading the book, you will have a clear picture of what IoT is, what technologies are driving it, and how to get started implementing it. You understand that IoT is not just a vague concept, but rather that it is already happening, particularly in the BtoB space. You realize that in order to garner the benefits of IoT, businesses need to take a comprehensive approach, then focus on streamlining and improving existing processes for fast paybacks. This sets them on the path to more revolutionary applications, business models, and incremental revenue streams.
Maciej Kranz clearly delivers on his promise to provide a guide for “Building The Internet of Things.” And what is rare in such books is that he covers both, business benefits and technological strategy. You learn about approaches to ROI, specific models for security, and emerging technologies such as fog computing and blockchain in the IoT context.