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CIOs And CTOs Will Turn To Services Firms For Help With IoT And Smart Products

The Business Case, Integration, And Transformation Hurdles Will Challenge Firms' Current Skills And Force Them To Leverage Third-Party Help

August 26, 2015

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Authors

  • By John McCarthy
  • with Pascal Matzke,
  • Nate Fleming,
  • Rachel Birrell

Why Read This Report

The adoption of Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology has begun to accelerate. Innovative use cases are emerging as companies discover ways to streamline their business processes and improve their interactions with customers through smart connected products. But as they deploy these capabilities, they struggle to craft viable business plans, collaborate across siloed organizations, and implement, integrate, and manage a hodgepodge of disparate IoT technologies. Forrester believes that CIOs and CTOs will need to partner with consulting and technology services firms as they grapple with a complex set of business, integration, technology, and data management implementation challenges.

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Table of Contents

  • Adoption Accelerates The IoT Market And Innovation
  • IoT Interest And Challenges Fuel A Growing Services Market
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Even With IoT Partner Help, CIOs And CTOs Need To Make Changes
  • Supplemental Material
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