The cloud platform and data storage are worthless without hardware to provide connectivity and deliver the data of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Compass Intelligence thanks Zach Supalla, CEO of Particle for contributing to Inside the Transforming Enterprise, CIO.com blog.
"Welcome to the world of IoT “solutions” without hardware. While a cloud platform and data storage are important parts of the IoT stack, they’re worthless without hardware to actually provide connectivity and deliver data. IoT platforms that don’t include hardware typically wave this away by telling their customers that they can develop their own hardware solutions. Many even try to sell their absence of hardware as a plus. They use the (admittedly clever) marketing term, “hardware agnostic”, to suggest that the lack of hardware “frees” their customers to use whatever hardware solutions they want." READ MORE (the full article)
About Zach Supalla
Zach is the founder and CEO of Particle, an IoT startup that’s making it easier to build, connect and manage internet-connected hardware on an enterprise scale.
Zach launched Particle on Kickstarter in 2013 with the vision of making the Internet of Things easy and accessible. Particle has grown to have the largest developer community in the Internet of Things with over 125,000 engineers. Particle devices are used at 50% of the Fortune 500 and ship to more than 100 countries. Particle has been featured in WSJ, Forbes, Wired, Engadget, Fast Company, TechCrunch, the Discovery Channel, and many other publications. Zach has spoken as an authority on Agile Hardware and the Internet of Things at prominent events such as OSCon, GMIC, and Launch.
Zach earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an MEM (masters in engineering management) from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern. Before Particle, Zach worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, advising Fortune 500 companies on strategy, operations, and product development. He is a graduate of HAX, the world's first and most prolific hardware accelerator.
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