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Cloud Capabilities Should Be Key Building Blocks for CSPs When Developing an IoT Portfolio

Published: 26 November 2015

ID: G00271976

Analyst(s): Vincent Fu


The Internet of Things represents multiple and vast potential opportunities, yet many communications service providers lack the product portfolios and skills to benefit from IoT growth. CSP product leaders need a general-purpose cloud-based IoT platform to integrate different IoT applications.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The difficulty of scaling the IoT business size forces CSPs' product leaders to change their current vertical approach to develop a cloud-based general-purpose IoT platform
  • The fragmented market opportunities and CSPs' different degree of software development capabilities forces CSP product leaders to leverage different cloud delivery models
  • Increasing security, data privacy concerns and requirements compels CSPs' product leaders to address data residency and data privacy requirements through their offerings, to enhance trustful relationships with customers

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