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China Summary Translation: A CIO's Guide to Realizing the Business Value of IoT, Part 1: Benefits and Use Cases

Published: 23 September 2015

ID: G00291024

Analyst(s): Chet Geschickter , Brady Wang


The Internet of Things has potential as a breakthrough technology, but its complexities make it a high-risk endeavor. Follow the steps in Part 1 of this series to determine the business rationale and create an initial set of use cases.

Table Of Contents



A CIO's Guide to Realizing the Business Value of IoT, Part 1: Benefits and Use Cases

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations


  • Step 1. Determine the Strategic Rationale
    • Identify Which of the Eight Benefits of IoT Apply
    • Align With Objectives and Key Performance Indicators
  • Step 2. Create IoT Use Cases
    • Brainstorm Business Moments
    • Identify Relevant IoT Capabilities
    • Prioritize Use Cases

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