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Three Impacts the Internet of Things Will Have on Your Information Management Strategy

Published: 16 February 2015

ID: G00271328

Analyst(s): Ted Friedman , Nick Heudecker


The opportunity of the Internet of Things has everything to do with data. By distributing and diversifying data, IoT architectures impact analytics, stakeholders and infrastructure. Information managers must adapt their expectations and management approaches to cope with emerging IoT use cases.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Analytics, the data that powers analytics and the devices that generate data, are highly distributed in an IoT architecture, meaning that distributed management and data use must become the norm for information managers
  • Stakeholder relationships in the IoT are complicated and multifaceted, while data ownership and usage rights can be unclear and highly dynamic, making information governance a big challenge for information managers
  • A range of analytical time frames, from real time to batch, are required for IoT use cases, impacting not just infrastructure but also people and business processes

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