Internet of Things (IoT)

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Cut Through The Hype To Assess Your Need For 5G-Enabled IoT Use Cases

    How To Gauge The Readiness Of 5G And Its Impact On Your IoT Network Strategy

    May 16, 2019 Michele Pelino, Andre Kindness

    The hype around 5G is at fever pitch, with network operators and device and equipment manufacturers making near-daily announcements regarding new deployment initiatives or highlighting potential 5G benefits for vertical industries. 5G networks promise to let enterprises deploy internet of things (IoT)-enabled use cases requiring high bandwidth, ultra-low latency, and differentiated service characteristics — but infrastructure and operations (I&O) stakeholders must cut through the hype and understand that 5G networks won't be available on a wide scale for many years. This is an update to a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: IoT Solutions Transform The Cold Chain

    Enhanced Cold Chain Processes Benefit Many Industries

    May 2, 2019 Michele Pelino

    Firms in the perishable food, transportation, rubber and plastics, pharmaceutical, chemical, and oil and gas industries are deploying internet-of-things (IoT)-enabled cold chain processes to use data insights to proactively identify and resolve previously hidden cold-storage problems. Benefits of IoT-enabled cold chain processes include monitoring the status of perishable goods, chemicals, and medications; reducing wasted perishable products; and addressing industry-specific regulatory requirements. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros understand the different emerging cold chain use cases and how to start evaluating solutions.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Get The Most Out Of IoT-Connected Business Operations Services Engagements

    Insights From The Forrester Wave™: Global IoT Services For Connected Business Operations, Q4 2018

    April 23, 2019 Michele Pelino, Bill Martorelli

    The market for internet-of-things (IoT) professional services is robust but immature. Consequently, technology stakeholders driving connected business operations initiatives must sift through services firm options to identify which can best help them. This report surfaces insights derived from discussions with 14 participating suppliers and 29 customer references from "The Forrester Wave™: Global IoT Services For Connected Business Operations, Q4 2018." It will help infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders with the challenges and opportunities associated with IoT engagements and how they're evolving.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Seven Shifts That Will Define The Next-Generation Networking Professional

    Macro Technology Trends Are Redefining The Role

    April 11, 2019 Andre Kindness

    In the emerging software-driven world, the 30-year-old approach of managing the network by command-line interface has hit the end of the road. Many networking professionals wonder if software is making them obsolete and if there is a future for their profession. In reality, the role is going in an exciting new direction with new opportunities that are core to the business. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals prepare themselves to capture this opportunity.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: How To Build A Healthcare IoT Platform

    Leverage An Adoption Road Map To Build Out A Successful Strategy

    March 22, 2019 Jeff Becker

    Consumers are increasingly capturing personal health data, and the race is on to engage with them around it — putting it to use to improve their healthcare experience. This report looks at the internet of things (IoT) vendor market for healthcare and outlines the people, processes, and technologies needed turn patient-generated data into digital experiences that directly improve consumer health and set brands apart. Healthcare CIOs and digital business pros need to create compelling IoT strategies now or risk losing the market to more digitally engaged competitors.

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