For a Smart Edge software solution to work effectively, scale, and meet the set business needs, it needs to have a well-thought-out architecture that accounts for numerous technical and customer nuances.
Put simply, the long-term success of any Smart project relies on the input from a solutions architect.
At IoE, a solutions architect is not one person but a crew that takes on the assignment; the task of architecting a large Smart solution should not fall on one set of shoulders.
The crew will create a clear vision for the project and a clear understanding of your business needs. A solutions architecture crew maps out the parts that will constitute the software solution and how they will work together.
The solutions architecture crew starts early in the project, laying out what is to come. Their tasks usually begin with choosing the right implementations for the business problem(s) and managing architectural concerns to ensure more productive and effective outcomes.
A solutions architect is responsible for translating the vision for the project to the development team and plays a pivotal part throughout the entire systems development lifecycle. They are also involved in future updates to the solution.