There’s no shortage of strategic advice for the LOB manager when it comes to formulating a strategy for bringing IoT analytics into the division. Any tools vendor worth its PowerPoints has a quick answer, often before the question is asked … and the answer typically suits that vendor best of all.
Make no mistake, the outpouring of self-service analytic tools is compelling. But a collection of tools does not equal a strategy. LOB managers are better advised to start with a basic understanding of the so-called big picture, of the functions, processes and people they’ll need to succeed in this brave new world. That requires taking a close look at the functions of the analytics pipeline itself, then moves to assessing the skills of the collaborative citizen-analyst teams that will run the analytics.