Long-lived nontrivial “things” will require management and monitoring.
This includes device monitoring, firmware and software updates, diagnostics, crash analysis and reporting, physical management, and security management. The IoT also brings new problems of scale to the management task. Tools must be capable of managing and monitoring thousands and perhaps even millions of devices.
Diagnostics, crash analysis, updates, firmware updates, there’s a lot of management necessary in order for the IoT devices to work properly.