7 Mistakes Product Managers Make When Choosing an IoT Provider

7 Mistakes Product Managers Make When Choosing an IoT Provider

You may have a great product and a strong market, but are you also worried that your competition is getting an edge by adding connectivity before you do? In today’s interconnected world, linking your product to your customer’s digital world is one of the best ways to differentiate your business from the rest.

If you are nervous about successfully adding Internet of Things (IoT) so that your customers can use your product via their smart devices, this resource is for you. As you dive in to adding electronics and smart connectivity to your product, consider this list of pitfalls in selecting an IoT partner.

Topics covered in this white paper:

  • The difference between choosing a web developer instead or an IoT provider
  • How to identify a narrow expert
  • Lowest rate versus lowest cost
  • Choosing a partner who can scale up


Contributing authors

Steve VanderLeestSteve VanderLeest
Steve is DornerWorks former COO, a multi-talented technical expert and entrepreneur with proven expertise in engineering design and processes. Steve has experience in both industry and academia, having been a professor of engineering at Calvin College for many years. He has published dozens of papers on a variety of technology-related topics.
Shawn IsenhoffShawn Isenhoff
Shawn started his career in engineering, and grew into project management because he saw a need for bridging gaps in the organization, being proactive, and advocating to see products meet the needs of all stakeholders. After Shawn came to DornerWorks, he continued to grow, and his personnel management responsibility has helped him to better understand the team and how each individual contributes to make a stronger team and to enhance our customers’—and their customers’—needs.