Gartner Research

The Impact of the IoT on Infrastructure Monitoring

Published: 09 October 2015

ID: G00290468

Analyst(s): Sanjit Ganguli

Summary

The Internet of Things (IoT) is having a significant impact on operational technologies (OTs) and in the way IT operations must monitor them. IT operations leaders need to adapt skill sets, processes and tools to monitor IoT availability and performance in order to support business initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • IT operations lacks the resources to monitor OT that is augmented by or designed around the IoT
  • IT operations lacks effective processes to react to the wealth of monitoring data that is generated by IoT devices
  • In relation to IT operations, the IoT introduces technological and behavioral shifts that existing IM tools are not well-suited to support
    • Scalability to Handle Greater Numbers of IoT Elements
    • Granularity to Process Bursty Data
    • Extensibility to Support Evolving Endpoint Interface Standards

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