Many seem to imagine that IoT will deliver them a Harry Potter-esque “Marauder’s Map” — a magical dashboard by which they can see, track, and manage every “thing” where things are treated generically. Tracking chips have been around for decades. Although they’re technically viable, the generic commercial use case remains problematic. Early cycle racing technologies, which were effectively IoT by another name, can illuminate some of these problems and suggest solutions.
Read the article over at Medium: Deploying IoT: Lessons Learned from Cycling Races