The Internet of Things has been hyped and hyped. And for good reason: It is now feasible to connect almost anything and everything, giving individuals and organisations new and valuable insights. But which connectivity technology should be used for which purpose? An enormous and diverse ecosystem has created a wide variety of connectivity options, of varying maturity, generating confusion for end-users.
This paper outlines the numerous ‘last mile’ connectivity options now available to enterprises, while weighing the pros and cons of alternative technologies. It also considers the impact of new low power wide area networks and reprogrammable SIM cards.