- Chapter 1: Drivers Behind the IoT Market
- Chapter 2: IoT Infrastructure Choices
- Chapter 3: IoT Infrastructure Report Conclusion
- Chapter 4: Latest Update from Mobile World Congress 2017
- Chapter 5: IoT Infrastructure Products
- Chapter 6: IoT Cloud Platform Products
- Chapter 7: IoT SW Platform Products
- Chapter 8: IoT Management, Security And Analytics Products
- Chapter 9: IoT HW Platform Products
- Chapter 10: IoT Networking and Connectivity Products
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Internet of Things (IoT) is past the hype stage. The Vodafone IoT Barometer (2016), paints a picture of IoT enthusiasm. The report, based on a wide-ranging survey of businesses of all sizes, found that more than three-quarters of respondents thought IoT would be “critical” to their future success. Over 60% said they would have live projects within the next year.
And according to another recent global study of businesses from Aruba (1), a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, 85% of businesses plan to implement IoT by 2019. The prospect of greater e ciencies and pro tability, plus stealing a march on competitors, are key drivers for IoT infrastructure.
As this report highlights, however, gaining maximum value from IoT will not be plain sailing. The possibility of sensitive IoT-generated data falling into the wrong hands will be a headache for many IT managers, while guring out how to maximize value from the data collected poses another awkward challenge.
The fragmented nature of the market is also a worry. According to some estimates, there are over 400 IoT platforms and 100 standards swishing around in the marketplace. Choice on this scale indicates a market still to shake out the wheat from the chaff.
Communication service providers (CSPs) also have their work cut out in staking a strong claim in the IoT space. The likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS), General Electric (GE), Google, IBM and Microsoft will be formidable competitors.