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Service aims to reduce the risk of IoT failure

Industry studies report success rates for such projects are as low as 26 per cent

ADLINK wants to help organisations to think big, start small and work fast
ADLINK wants to help organisations to think big, start small and work fast

Edge computing specialist, ADLINK Technology, has launched a service designed to test the viability of Internet of Things (IoT) projects without the upfront costs and risk associated with development.


The IoT digital experiments-as-a-service (DXS) offering provides all the resources required to get digital experiments up and running, including pre-validated hardware, client asset connection, data movement consolidation to bridge the IT/OT gap, enterprise sharing, endpoint management, and field and professional services.


Full IoT solutions conventionally require significant upfront investment, despite, according to industry studies, success rates for such projects only reaching 26 per cent. In response, the convergence of IT best practices and OT (operations technology) has given rise to the concept of digital experimentation.


The service is based on ADLINK’s own DXS and provides operators with all the benefits of digital experimentation, is vendor agnostic, and enables timely implementation of experiments without associated upfront costs.


The DXS approach is built on the experience of building military-grade solutions, optimised for real-world limitations such as security, latency and power. Solutions are designed to take maximum advantage of cloud, data centre and edge processing.


“ADLINK DXS IoT digital experiments as-a-service allows organisations to think big, start small and work fast when integrating IoT-based functionality within new business models or processes,” said Andy Penfold, director of offering management, ADLINK IoT solutions and technology.


He adds: “Digital experiments combine existing elements in new ways, and the more experiments that are implemented, the more innovations are created. We believe strongly that digital experiments will form the basis of the next generation of business models and processes shaping industry landscapes. Digital experiments, whether successful or unsuccessful, are key to an effective culture of innovation.


“As successful digital experiments are completed, stakeholder confidence grows, supporting the investment needed for large-scale roll-outs. But, unsuccessful experiments can also provide significant value, whether uncovering design issues or revealing where to avoid further investment.”


ADLINK DXS approaches each project individually to determine which areas are likely to be affected by the solution, from ground level operations to admin and resource allocation. Each digital experiment is defined at the intersection of people, places and affected assets, where most value can be created.


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