In our previous edition we talked about the concept of IoT. Internet of Things is the Subset of the Internet of Everything, it is a projection of scenario- wherein when we extend communication and connectivity capabilities of an object, say sensors, any daily life items which can have an IP Address, and are able to generate, transmit, consume data, with minimum human intervention.

Presently we have to consider the few noteworthy issues identifying with the execution and organization of "IoT":

  • How would we be able to name these articles and how to oversee them? - The principal thing that strikes a chord is that how might we name these articles and how to manage them.
  •  How these associated gadgets will speak with each other?
  •  How would they be able to be observed and followed?
  •  How would we be able to quantify their execution?
  •  How security and protection can be defended?

So, Let’s begin with considering the foremost issue in IOT which is: How to identify the device with a unique identification called as Device Name, How can these objects or devices can be registered in IOT, How these would be Authenticated, Monitored, Configured ,  etc. All these issues can come under the “DEVICE MANAGEMENT”.

“Device Management” help companies integrate, organize, monitor and remotely manage internet-enabled devices at scale, offering features critical to maintaining the health, connectivity and security of the IoT devices along with their entire lifecycle        .

Any object could become the IOT device, if it can be connected to the network wirelessly and is able to transmit data. Embedded with technology, these devices can communicate and interact over the internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled.

Such, devices can be categorized into three main groups:

a) Consumer-This includes smart TVs, smart speakers, toys, wearable and smart appliances, smart meters, commercial security systems and smart city technologies.

b) Enterprise-These includes smart sensors located in conference rooms, to adjust the temperature and the lights accordingly.

d) Industrial-These devices help in monitoring and automating many of complex processes. Such as Inventory management, Quality control, Packaging Optimization etc.

Device management includes features like:

  • Device Registration- This can be done by Identity & Access Management (IAM), IDOT.
  • Device Authentication/Authorization- These are the essential parts , which give a vision of efficient and scalable trust management for the IoT based on locally centralized, globally distributed devices.
  • Device configuration- They can be configured by various approaches through Smartphone, USB or Cable etc.
  • Device Provisioning- It includes the creation and enrollment of the accompanying elements like a testament, a strategy joined to the authentication, a remarkable identifier for the thing (gadget), and an arrangement of traits for the thing, including existing thing composes and gatherings.

Device Monitoring and Diagnostics- In the arrangement of thousand associated gadgets, the smooth and secure activity of every gadget can influence the money related expenses specifically. Observing and diagnostics are done to limit the effect of any gadget downtime.