Gartner Research

IoT Drives New Integration Challenges and Best Practices

Published: 19 January 2016

ID: G00294159

Analyst(s): Benoit Lheureux


The complexity of IoT integration will often exceed the expectations of IoT project implementers. Clearly understanding integration requirements and investing in essential integration skills and technologies will help IT leaders more successfully implement end-to-end IoT business solutions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Avoid Underestimating IoT Integration Requirements
  • Adopt an "API-First" Rather Than "API-Only" Approach to IoT Integration
  • Identify Communication and Topology Requirements for IoT Devices
  • Choose Best-Fit Cloud-Based Solution for Data and Process Integration
  • Use Traditional Software for Data and Process Integration Selectively
  • Utilize API Management to Govern Proliferating APIs

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