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The Internet of Things Is Moving to the Mainstream

Published: 10 January 2013

ID: G00247190

Analyst(s): David Cearley , Kristian Steenstrup , Hung LeHong , Stephen Prentice


The Internet of Things is evolving from a niche area into a mainstream activity, especially in the next three years. Enterprises should seriously investigate and initiate pilot projects in 2013 to position themselves to exploit the coming opportunities.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The Internet of Things delivers tangible value to enterprises from the ability to better utilize remote assets
  • Better utilization by enterprises of remote assets creates business cases in three key areas: OT, digital supply chain and customer interactions
  • Enterprise OT (industrial automation, sensors and controls) is rapidly adopting complex IT-like architectures, forcing a convergence between IT and OT
  • For enterprises, the Internet of Things is becoming part of the Internet of Everything, as things, people, places and systems interact and share data streams via the Internet

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