Brownfield Development May Not Be Sexy, But It’s What IoT Desperately Needs
December 14, 2016 | Joe Britt, CEO & Co-founder
As the Internet of Things continues to manifest its potential in different industries, more and more brands and enterprises are rushing to grab a piece of the pie, which is forecasted to effect a $11.1 trillion economic impact by 2025.
There’s a lot of hype and activity surrounding IoT, which is very positive and can help expedite its growth and proliferation. However, the approach being embraced by most newcomers and early adopters leaves a lot to be desired. Usually, designers and manufacturers are inclined to hop on the IoT bandwagon through “greenfield development” — creating products from scratch — rather than “brownfield development” — connecting existing devices, systems and infrastructure to the cloud.