Delving into IoT – Mark Carlton – Ep 112

IT loves an acronym and a trend, overtime many of them do start to evolve and become more accessible, businesses start to deploy them and publicise the benefits, then another and another before finally the technology starts to become more commonplace and increasingly companies want to investigate the potential benefits to them.

Roll back 7 or 8 years, Cloud found itself in that position, but today Cloud is the norm be that “all-in” migrations, SaaS deployments or tactical use as we find ways to supplement what we do on-prem, are all becoming standard practice in businesses of all types.

Over the last 12 months I’ve started to see this increasingly with another trendy tech acronym IoT. Internet of Things projects are becoming increasingly commonplace as more businesses start to experiment with how IoT can help deliver business value.

On this week’s Tech Interviews we ask why? And try to discover what is driving the uptake in IoT projects. To help me to do this I’m joined by Mark Carlton, Solutions Architect for IoT and Edge at Arrow ECS, he joins me to share his experiences of the last 18 months, and how he’s seen the IoT space evolve.

On this week’s show we discuss;

  • What is IoT?
  • The importance of understanding business value
  • The importance of connectivity
  • Sensors are not the heart of IoT
  • The components of IoT
  • Cloud making IoT accessible
  • Example projects
  • What makes a good IoT project?
  • How to get started

I really enjoyed this chat and find the world of IoT both interesting and increasingly relevant and accessible, Mark provides excellent insight and shares some great experiences, if you want to find out more from Mark you can follow him on twitter @mcarlton1983 on Linkedin and his blog

Next time we look at building a security-in-depth strategy, to make sure you catch that episode you can subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts.

If you have an idea for the show or would like to be a guest then email

Until next time, thanks for listening.

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