A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Twenty-one key factors to choose an IoT platform: Theoretical framework and its applications

Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Ullah Mehar, Nardelli Pedro Juliano, Wolff Annika, Smolander Kari
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: IEEE Internet of Things Journal
eISSN: 2327-4662
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2020061243044


Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the interconnection of physical objects via the Internet. It utilises complex back-end systems which need different capabilities depending on the requirements of the system. IoT has already been used in various applications, such as agriculture, smart home, health, automobiles, and smart grids. There are many IoT platforms, each of them capable of providing specific services for such applications. Finding the best match between application and platform is, however, a hard task as it can difficult to understand the implications of small differences between platforms. This paper builds on previous work that has identified twenty-one important factors of an IoT platform, which were verified by Delphi method. We demonstrate here how these factors can be used to discriminate between five well known IoT platforms, which are arbitrarily chosen based on their market share. These results illustrate how the proposed approach provides an objective methodology that can be used to select the most suitable IoT platform for different business applications based on their particular requirements.

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