31 Jan '17, 2pm
Nokia Applies IMPACT to IoT Fragmentation - EE Times
MADISON, Wis. – Lack of security and fragmentation are often cited as basic reasons why the Internet of Things market has been slow to catch fire. By offering updates to its own IoT platform called IMPACT, unveiled last June, Nokia hopes to provide service providers, enterprises and governments with pre-integrated applications that help alleviate customers’ initial trepidation before plunging into IoT. During an interview with EE Times, Frank Ploumen, CTO of IoT platform and applications at Nokia, said, “Traditional Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications tend to be point solutions.” For instance, you pick a specific IoT device with specific protocols to collect data, run a specific application and analyze data at a data center in the backend. This may work for a specific “connected” project, but such an approach “does not scale well,” said Ploumen. It’s problematic, “becaus...