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IoT and Technology Consultancy Services

Starting any IoT, technology or digital transformation project can be daunting. Hark helps ease the burden of navigating complex stakeholders, building business cases and change management.

We’ll happily host focussed workshops, run discovery sessions, construct ROI documentation, study complex architectures and asset datasheets to help you get started and prove value early.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) offers a big opportunity for companies to digitise their estate and bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds. However, knowing where to start with ‘project smart store’, ‘connected estate’ or ‘digital twins’ can seem overwhelming in terms of cost and time.

Hark’s team of IoT experts are adept at linking and integrating technologies, from the design and development of smart buildings to the specification and testing of IoT applications and use cases. We’ll help you plan, implement, operate and maintain your digital transformation projects and can even lean on partners such as Intel as part of our Intel® IoT Market Ready Solution status or Microsoft as part of our Microsoft Gold Partner status.

We can help with:

  • Device and Asset Edge Connectivity
  • Creating new revenue streams for your business.
  • Designing network architecture
  • Third-party integrations

How can Hark IoT consultancy help you on your IoT journey

Architecture and Roadmap Planning

Discovery: Members of the Hark solutions and engineering team run sessions to review the business, operational and architectural requirements for your business.

  • Cloud Connectivity, Orchestration and Deployment
  • Edge to Cloud Asset Connectivity
  • Network Architecture and Security Considerations
  • Data Aggregation
  • Data Integration and Analytics Considerations
  • Deployment and Configuration of Infrastructure from Edge to Cloud
  • Insight and Value Generation
  • Use case consideration:
    • Energy Management
    • BMS Connectivity and Automation
    • Maintenance Automation and Prevention
    • IoT Integration for Customer Experience
    • Third-Party Integrations i.e. Job Management, SAP, and ERP systems

Output: Documentation on suggested technology and architecture roadmap which can be used to deliver an end-to-end solution in the Hark Platform or equivalent IoT platform.

Technical Review of Assets​

Discovery: Members of the Hark solutions and engineering team will host sessions to outline requirements relating to current and anticipated future business industrial assets. We anticipate this will involve members of your technology team where we will review the technical specifics, integration requirements, edge, and cloud connectivity requirements to support business assets. 

The following areas are expected to be explored:

  • Reviewing of existing HVAC assets
  • Reviewing existing BMS assets
  • Reviewing existing Energy Metering Assets
  • Reviewing existing or additional sensors and systems – suggesting sensors, brands, and technology based on discovery output
  • Providing a technical plan for a proof of concept
  • Outlining protocols and configuration requirements that may be required

Output: Documentation on suggested hardware solutions that can be used to deliver a full-scale out in the most cost-effective way.

Persona Driven User Journeys​

Discovery: Members of the Hark solutions and engineering team will run sessions  to understand relevant personas and user requirements. 

The following areas are expected to be explored with specific emphasis on smart building journeys for Energy and Maintenance however this may include commercial opportunities.

  • Identification of each persona that may be targeted from internal to end-customer
  • Identification of digital journeys your business want to create
  • Documentation of workflows that should be designed
  • Reviewing of the commercial, business, and operational benefits of the journeys

Output: Document detailing suggested workflows to enable users to carry out a set of defined activities which will be used to inform the work streams that will be required for a full scale-out

IoT Platform Pilot or Proof of Concept

Discovery: Members of the Hark solutions and engineering team will work with your business in order to configure, set up, and deploy an organizational account for demonstrational purposes using the Hark Platform.

Output examples: Demonstrate BMS and/or Asset connectivity using edge connectivity to a pilot/beta site of choice, including real-time remote monitoring, automations and rules, control, energy monitoring and management tools. For a limited period of 2 months. Testing support and project development time up to 10 person days.

Getting started with your IoT project

Every IoT project and use case has its own subtleties, just as the way a business operates has nuances that make organizational processes unique. We’ve built a getting started methodology that is tried and tested for both the largest deployments with tens of thousands of assets to the smaller deployments with a handful of industrial assets.

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Treat your infrastructure like code. We can help you implement fully-automated, faster, reproducible infrastructure deployments. Without monitoring, you are blind. We can help you implement application monitoring solutions to ensure you have complete visibility across your infrastructure.

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