- I&O is not involved at any stage of the I&O initiative.
- Instead, the LOB or operations team leads the pilot, implementation and operation of the initiative.
More and more organizations are realizing the importance of including Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives in their processes.
Typically any IoT project requires the involvement of:
However, there still remain many infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams that have scant to negligible knowledge of or any involvement with these projects. Understandably, many IoT projects might not require the intervention of an I&O leader. Nevertheless, I&O should be fully aware of these activities as they might need to get involved at any stage.
Here’s a quick glance at the four roles that an I&O leader could be expected to play in the lifespan of an IoT project:
By 2020, 40% of I&O teams will have driver, implementer or operator responsibility over their organizations’ IoT initiatives, up from 5% in 2018. This is a clear indication of why I&O leaders now need to take heed and rapidly move from a bystander role, wherever feasible, to a more driver-oriented role.
To learn more about how I&O can get involved in IoT projects, join us at the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference 2019, from 6th - 7th May at Mumbai, India.