Top 61 Connected Devices Questions to Grow

What is involved in Connected Devices

Find out what the related areas are that Connected Devices connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Connected Devices thinking-frame.

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To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Connected Devices related domains to cover and 61 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Connected Devices, Home automation, Indoor positioning system, Internet of Things, Mobile Internet device, Mobile device, Smart device, Smart environment, Smart grid, Wearable computers, Web of Things:

Connected Devices Critical Criteria:

Study Connected Devices risks and proactively manage Connected Devices risks.

– How do you determine the key elements that affect Connected Devices workforce satisfaction? how are these elements determined for different workforce groups and segments?

– Even the most security-conscious sectors may be unprepared for the security impact that IoT connected devices can have. So what can we do to protect IoT solutions?

– What is the source of the strategies for Connected Devices strengthening and reform?

– Have the types of risks that may impact Connected Devices been identified and analyzed?

Home automation Critical Criteria:

Discourse Home automation outcomes and budget for Home automation challenges.

– What potential environmental factors impact the Connected Devices effort?

– Can we do Connected Devices without complex (expensive) analysis?

Indoor positioning system Critical Criteria:

Audit Indoor positioning system projects and balance specific methods for improving Indoor positioning system results.

– Can we add value to the current Connected Devices decision-making process (largely qualitative) by incorporating uncertainty modeling (more quantitative)?

– Are there any disadvantages to implementing Connected Devices? There might be some that are less obvious?

– Do we all define Connected Devices in the same way?

Internet of Things Critical Criteria:

Track Internet of Things strategies and oversee Internet of Things management by competencies.

– Do we put an IAM architect in the IoT center of excellence? Hastily deployed pockets of identity infrastructure need to be maintained for the full lifetime of the devices. You do not want to set a presence of systems with low assurance levels that an organization later must handle. Do you need end-to-end authentication and authorization?

– When developing and capitalizing on IoT solutions, do we as owners consider the societal cost, systemic risk, and risk externality to avoid what may be called designer hubris. In other words, why add features when theyre not needed and contribute to the insecurity/fragility of the whole system?

– How will the information collected from individuals or derived from the system, including the system itself be checked for accuracy?

– How can sluggish supply chains be empowered by IoT to make them more transparent and responsive?

– In the event the database is corrupted, to what level of currency must it be restored?

– Do individuals have an opportunity and/or right to decline to provide information?

– What does the internet of things mean for the future of our industry?

– Who will be responsible for shipping and delivery, including costs?

– How can we integrate emerging M2M solutions in available platforms?

– Has your organization established leadership for its IoT efforts?

– Will the IoT solution have the capacity for continued operation?

– Can I live with the built-in capabilities of the IoT platforms?

– Do we have industrial internet-of-things (iiot) on our radar?

– What is the future of wireless mesh networks in your opinion?

– Who will be the leading companies of the Internet of Things?

– What safeguard measures are in place to ensure security?

– What market segment(s) are served by the company?

– What happens if a contract must be terminated?

– How does life-cycle management work for IoT?

– Is the IoT a reality?

Mobile Internet device Critical Criteria:

Consult on Mobile Internet device goals and look at the big picture.

– Marketing budgets are tighter, consumers are more skeptical, and social media has changed forever the way we talk about Connected Devices. How do we gain traction?

– What is the total cost related to deploying Connected Devices, including any consulting or professional services?

– Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving Connected Devices forward?

Mobile device Critical Criteria:

Nurse Mobile device governance and visualize why should people listen to you regarding Mobile device.

– Imagine you work in the Human Resources department of a company considering a policy to protect its data on employees mobile devices. in advising on this policy, what rights should be considered?

– If mobile technologies are supported, how is the software optimized for use on smartphone, tables, and other mobile devices?

– Does the tool we use provide the ability for mobile devices to access critical portions of the management interface?

– Think about the functions involved in your Connected Devices project. what processes flow from these functions?

– In what ways are Connected Devices vendors and us interacting to ensure safe and effective use?

– How will you know that the Connected Devices project has been successful?

– Can your bi solution quickly locate dashboard on your mobile device?

– Will your product work from a mobile device?

Smart device Critical Criteria:

Drive Smart device management and correct better engagement with Smart device results.

– What tools do you use once you have decided on a Connected Devices strategy and more importantly how do you choose?

– Who will be responsible for documenting the Connected Devices requirements in detail?

– What are the short and long-term Connected Devices goals?

Smart environment Critical Criteria:

Chart Smart environment strategies and budget the knowledge transfer for any interested in Smart environment.

– What may be the consequences for the performance of an organization if all stakeholders are not consulted regarding Connected Devices?

– What sources do you use to gather information for a Connected Devices study?

Smart grid Critical Criteria:

Start Smart grid failures and devote time assessing Smart grid and its risk.

– Does your organization perform vulnerability assessment activities as part of the acquisition cycle for products in each of the following areas: Cybersecurity, SCADA, smart grid, internet connectivity, and website hosting?

– When a Connected Devices manager recognizes a problem, what options are available?

– Who will provide the final approval of Connected Devices deliverables?

Wearable computers Critical Criteria:

Concentrate on Wearable computers outcomes and get going.

– What other organizational variables, such as reward systems or communication systems, affect the performance of this Connected Devices process?

– How do we go about Comparing Connected Devices approaches/solutions?

– What is Effective Connected Devices?

Web of Things Critical Criteria:

Track Web of Things tasks and probe using an integrated framework to make sure Web of Things is getting what it needs.

– Do we prepare for the future where the internet will move significantly beyond relying on handheld devices and computer terminals towards a more massively integrated web of things?

– How will we insure seamless interoperability of Connected Devices moving forward?

– Do Connected Devices rules make a reasonable demand on a users capabilities?

– How can you measure Connected Devices in a systematic way?


This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Connected Devices Self Assessment:

Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service |

Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Home automation External links:

Home Automation and Smart Home Systems | Control4

Lighting, Fans & Home Automation | CT Lighting Centers

Vivint Support: Home Automation, Home Security and …

Indoor positioning system External links:

Indoor navigation and indoor positioning system by Visioglobe

Teldio | IPS Indoor Positioning System for MOTOTRBO

Indoor Positioning System – Safety Apps – 911Cellular

Internet of Things External links:

AT&T IoT Platform – Build Solutions for the Internet of Things

Internet of Things – Microsoft Internet of Things Blog

Mobile Internet device External links:

Honeywell Android Mobile Internet Device w/ Built-In Wi-Fi

Mobile Internet Device, Beijing | Cory M. Grenier | Flickr

Mobile device External links:

Restart the Apple Mobile Device Service (AMDS) on Windows

Steelie – The World’s Greatest Mobile Device Holder

Set up a new mobile device | T-Mobile Support

Smart device External links:

Aladdin Connect Smart Device Garage Door Opener and …

RICOH Smart Device Connector | Global | Ricoh

RICOH Smart Device Print&Scan | Global | Ricoh

Smart environment External links:

What is Smart Environment | IGI Global

BASE BAlice Smart Environment – Home | Facebook

The IoT Marketplace – Smart Environment – Solutions

Smart grid External links:


Smart Grid – Our Company – Duke Energy

Smart Grid – Coalition – Duke Energy

Wearable computers External links:

BBC – Future – iWatch: Is it time for wearable computers?

Discovery Channel Beyond 2000 Wearable Computers …

Wearable Computers and Wearable Technology

Web of Things External links:

Web of Things at W3C

Great Web Of Things – Home

Manning | Building the Web of Things