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Best Practices in Exploring and Understanding the Full Scope of IoT Solutions

Published: 26 March 2015

ID: G00274014

Analyst(s): W. Roy Schulte, Rita Sallam, Anne Thomas, Earl Perkins, Jouni Forsman, Ted Friedman, Michele Cantara, Massimo Pezzini, Keith Guttridge, Alfonso Velosa, Benoit Lheureux

Summary

The proliferation of the Internet of Things will drive widespread adoption of IoT solutions, including IoT platforms. IT leaders and directors of application infrastructure need to understand the capabilities, scope and relationship of IoT platforms to existing IT infrastructure.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Use the Gartner IoT Solution Scope Reference Model to Help Identify the Key IoT Project Components and Understand Their Roles, Importance and Relationship to Existing Infrastructure
    • IoT Endpoints
    • IoT Platforms
    • IoT Business Solutions
    • IoT Project Value Accumulates, From IoT Endpoints to IoT Business Solutions
    • Yes, You Can Purchase IoT Platforms, but You Must Assemble IoT Solutions
  • IoT Solutions Should Address Essential Application Infrastructure Capabilities, Such as IoT Device Management, Analytics and Integration
    • Device Management — Remotely Managing Proliferating Internet of Things
    • Information Management — Harnessing and Controlling the Fuel of Digital Business
    • Integration — IT Is the Glue That Binds IoT Endpoints to Back-End Systems
    • Networking and Communications — Easy to Ignore, but Critical to Ensure
    • Cybersecurity — Managing Distributed IoT Risk Zones
    • Analytics — Supplying Intelligence on a Distributed Basis
    • Orchestration — Coordinating Interactions Between Systems, People and Things
    • Application Platforms — Developing Code for Internet of Things
    • In-Memory Computing — Business Insights by Ultra-Fast Processing IoT Data
    • Data Distribution — The Lifeblood of the Internet of Things

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