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Internet-Of-Things Software Platforms Simplify Transformation Of Business Operations

CIOs Will Choose IoT Software Platforms To Accelerate Connecting Customers And Instrumenting Assets

April 2, 2015


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Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems will enable companies to use networks of sensors and controls to better compete for customers and to offer new levels of customer engagement. But developing and deploying smart, connected products and retrofitting existing equipment is very challenging, requiring coordination of network connectivity, application protocols, data analytics, and system management. To succeed, CIOs will turn to a new category of software: IoT platforms. IoT software platforms simplify the processes of developing, connecting, controlling, and capturing insight from connected products and assets, allowing firms to sense and respond to changing customer needs. This report identifies the important features of IoT software platforms, six types of vendors developing and offering them, and how these platforms will evolve as enterprise software vendors extend their IoT capabilities.

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Table of Contents

  • Makers And Owners Of Durable Goods Embrace The Internet Of Things
  • A New Category Of Enterprise Software Is Needed For IoT Deployment
  • How IoT Platforms Will Evolve, Moving Through Three Phases
  • CIOs Face A Confusing Mix Of Software Or Service Providers For IoT
  • Recommendations

  • Embrace IoT Software Platforms Today With An Eye Toward Evolution

  • There's A Lot More Vendor Innovation In The Works
  • Supplemental Material

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