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The Internet of Things Revolution: Impact on Operational Technology Ecosystems

Published: 23 April 2015

ID: G00275232

Analyst(s): Dale Kutnick, Kristian Steenstrup

Summary

A wave of change sweeping over operational technologies will impact how CIOs manage an expanded technology portfolio. The IoT brings inexpensive components and cloud-based analytics that will enable CIOs of even the smallest businesses to dynamically sense and contextualize more real-world data.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Developments in consumer IoT will compel CIOs to invest in new operational technology offerings that use "commodity sensors"
  • CIOs who lag in their adoption of physical assets with IoT-enabled improved transparency and efficiency will be left behind
  • The proliferation of OT data collected from sensors will drive CIOs to seek benefits from new "data brokers" and data exchange businesses
  • With more real-time OT data available about physical processes, CIOs in sensitive industries will be wary of government regulators claiming "safety and environmental" concerns

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