Xively, a subsidiary of LogMeIn and creator of a public cloud platform for the commercial Internet of Things (IoT), has launched Xively Consulting Services, a professional services group that helps businesses navigate the technical and business complexities inherent in IoT, and accelerate the definition, building and commercialization of successful connected offerings through Xively Cloud Services.
Xively Consulting Services is designed to help businesses in various phases of the Internet of Things development cycle, from the early stages of conceptualization to the latter stages of defining and implementing their offering and business model.
Xively Consulting Services will confab with the recently announced Xively Partner Network, an ecosystem of IoT-centric component, software and service companies that leverage Xively’s platform as a service. Together, these programs are designed to provide businesses with a comprehensive, end-to-end approach to developing innovative, effective connected products and solutions.
“The Internet of Things has ignited the imagination of businesses that want to use it to transform customer relationships, boost competitive advantage and generate new revenue streams,” said Les Yetton, general manager at Xively. “However, the many factors that go into creating a compelling IoT offering—from product architecture, design and wireless connectivity decisions, to security, analytics, billing and go-to-market strategy—can make it a daunting undertaking.”
Key consulting and professional service offerings include:
- Product architecture, specification and design
- Wireless connectivity selection and integration
- User interface, web and mobile app development
- Back-end infrastructure integration, device messaging, data storage, analytics, security, billing, user and device provisioning
- Development partner selection and project management
- Business model, ROI and go-to-market strategy
- Roadmap and strategic planning
“We formed Xively Consulting Services to ease the process, and help companies conceptualize and build solutions that will have the impact they envision, in the timeframe and budget they need,” said Yetton.