Faster delivery, higher quality and increased productivity are some of the critical demands facing manufacturing and logistics enterprises in today’s market. IoT device management is the natural solution as operations become more transparent when products can be traced and monitored worldwide.
The global supply chain crisis in 2021 due to Covid-19 underlines the need for IoT solutions. Insights based on data will help enterprises drive efficiency and responsiveness, especially in times of crisis.
However, implementing IoT solutions is not that straightforward. It can be daunting to reliably gather operational data when products are shipped to and supported in multiple countries. For example, fixed connectivity at the point of use is not guaranteed and agreeing on cellular connectivity with multiple CSPs (Communication Service Providers) is complex and slow to set up.
Furthermore, there are notable security concerns. According to some estimates, around 25% of attacks on enterprises involve IoT and M2M communication. Enterprises must apply high levels of security to satisfy their customers and sustain growth.
HMD Global provides secure and straightforward device management for products manufactured and delivered and for performance monitoring at the point of use. With the Nokia WING platform, products can be factory fitted with a universal IoT SIM card that will connect globally. This reduces manufacturing costs and allows products to be monitored wherever they are installed, without the need to set up multiple local connectivity agreements or customise variants for every market.
For HMD Global, security is not an afterthought but a vital part of our DNA. The same applies to our strategic partner, Nokia, who has designed top-level security solutions for decades. HMD Global is already a significant player in the mobile market, where security is vital. All data is hosted entirely in the cloud within the European Union, and our infrastructure is GDPR and ISO 27001 compliant.