Somebody said it first: everything that can be connected will be connected. In tech, it seems never a truer word was spoken. Analysts reckon there will be 30 billion connected ‘things’ by 2020, and 75 billion by 2025. The ‘internet of things’ (IoT) promises to usher in a fourth industrial revolution, and raise a storm. Enterprises anchored by old structures and processes will be drowned by the rising tide. Those that catch a sail will prosper. But these are uncharted waters, and the horizon is wide. This playbook considers effective rollout strategies for enterprises, with particular focus on privacy and security. It will define the IoT technology stack – from data capture, connectivity, and device management, through to compute power, cloud storage, and applications – and outline the steps to maximize corporate efficiency and productivity, fast.
James Blackman, Contributor, Enterprise IoT Insights
Brian Arbuckle, Senior Market Analyst, IHS Markit
Jay Thoden van Velzen, Director IoT Security, SAP
Stephane Quetglas, Enterprise IoT Marketing Director, Gemalto