Are You Thinking About IoT?

Why IoT?

If you are thinking about creating a new product or integrating an existing product with the Internet of Things, it’s probably because you’ve heard about the great benefits of making a physical device integrate with the virtual world of the Internet. The Internet Of Things should bring you closer to your customers, improve organisational efficiency and give you insights into your customers and how they use your products; information that you’ve never had access to before.


How it Works

To get these benefits, you’re first going to need your device. It could be as simple as a lightbulb or something more complex like a fresh air ventilation system, a phone system or energy meter. The next step is to connect your device to the Cloud using standard IoT protocols via a wi-fi network or using a GSM card like the one in your mobile phone.

Once your device is connected to the Cloud, you can get messages back home into your existing IT infrastructure or you can create new cloud-based applications to let access the data gathered by your device or to allow you or your customers to issue instructions to your device.

You can also connect your Cloud to other useful pieces of technology such as a smart phone App,  Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, Apple Siri or the IFTTT system. The options are endless!

Azure ioT Services

Azure IoT development is a form of IoT cloud integration, which allows an Azure IoT Hub to connect all your IoT devices together. The Azure IoT Hub is a secure, long-lasting and scalable component, making it a great choice of cloud IoT infrastructure for any business or company.

McKenna Consultants are software specialists which means that we have integrated our clients’ devices with the cloud and the cloud with their IT infrastructure. We have also built cloud-based Apps, web portals, reports, analytics, mobile Apps, personal assistant device Apps and much more, that all connect to our clients’ Internet Of Things devices. We build best of breed systems that are bespoke to your requirements meaning you get a great fit for your business needs and you also own 100% of the software and IP that is created.

Contact us today for your free initial consultation and see if we can help you get your device on to the Internet Of Things.

Case Studies

We have numerous experience in IoT device integration, Azure IoT Hub solutions, for examples of both please click the logos below of those clients we have previously helped.


If you are interested in having an Internet Of Things system developed by McKenna Consultants, please fill in the contact form below. Or, feel free to contact us with only questions you may have regarding IoT solutions

Nick McKenna
Since 2004, Nick McKenna, BSc, MBCS Biography has been the CEO of McKenna Consultants. McKenna Consultants is a bespoke software development based in North Yorkshire, specialising in Cloud development, mobile App development, progressive web App development, systems integration and the Internet of Things development. Nick also holds a First Class Degree in Computer Science (BSc) and wrote his first computer program at the age of nine, on a BBC Micro Model B computer. For the last 21 years, Nick has been a professional computer programmer and software architecture. Nick’s technical expertise includes; Net Core, C#, Microsoft Azure, Asp.Net, RESTful web services, eProcurement, Swift, iOS mobile development, Java, Android mobile development, C++, Internet Of Things and more. In addition, Nick is experienced in Agile coaching, training and consultancy, applying modern Agile management techniques to marketing and running McKenna Consultants, as well as the development of software for clients. Nick is a Certified Enterprise Coach (Scrum Alliance), SAFe Program Consultant (SAI), Certified LeSS Practitioner (LeSS) and Certified Scrum@Scale Practitioner. Outside the office, Nick is a professional scuba diver and he holds the rank of Black Belt 5th Dan in Karate.