Mining the vast volumes of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) can deliver greater business insights, efficiency and productivity. But the IoT market is broad and fragmented, covering many segments and use cases. Scaling proven IoT use cases across markets is complex and requires ecosystem collaboration.
Identifying the characteristics of solutions that can repeat deploy is the first step — a litmus test helping to strategically accelerate growth across all market segments. For example, has a solution been successfully deployed before and demonstrated commercial viability? Is there a committed partner for deployment and support?
Intel has been focused on getting IoT products out of innovation labs and into the market as commercially viable solutions delivering real business value to end users now. These attributes — deployable, scalable, supported — became the curation mechanism of Intel IoT Market Ready Solutions.
Intel IoT Market Ready Solutions are scalable, repeatable, end-to-end solutions that are currently available in the market. These solutions are made up of sensors, edge hardware, software, cloud and analytics from across the IoT ecosystem and delivered through one provider.
To qualify, a solution must:
> Include all edge-to-cloud components
> Demonstrate clear and measurable business value
> Be commercially deployed
> Be fully supported
By choosing Intel IoT Market Ready Solutions, end customers can benefit from scalable, repeatable solutions designed to solve key market challenges in their industry.
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Similarly, Intel IoT RFP Ready Kits are focused technology offerings that solve a class of market problems. They have been deployed and tested in the field. These kits offer hardware, software and support bundled together. The technology must be scalable so that the solutions offered can grow according to customer requirements.
To be considered an Intel IoT RFP Ready Kit, a solution must be:
> Vertical use case-focused
> Be commercially deployed
Both Intel IoT Market Ready Solutions and Intel IoT RFP Ready Kits simplify the deployment of key end user capabilities. These programs organically overlap to meet partners and end users wherever they are in the value chain, offering the ingredients needed to keep moving at scale.
Intel is working with a number of IoT solution aggregators who play a key role in scaling IoT opportunities. Intel IoT Solution Aggregators sell solutions stacks to many IT systems integrators (SIs) and Operational Technology (OT) SIs, who then sell and service end-customer deployments.
Connecting solutions to an aggregator who is committed to adding the complete bundle as an inventory item for their end users accelerates partner outcomes in every market segment. Aggregators play a critical role in the IoT value chain for end users.
Over 400 Intel-curated solutions — tested to be deployable, scalable and supported — are now active in the market. IoT intelligent-edge capabilities represent exciting opportunities to work across verticals to accelerate insight from data.
Next-level collaboration between Intel and ecosystem partners is delivering invaluable business-development opportunities, complete with matchmaking, events and marketing campaigns.