Gartner Research

Enabling Future Smart Workspaces With IoT

Published: 05 February 2016

ID: G00297907

Analyst(s): Federica Troni , Annette Jump


IoT will impact device providers enabling the smart workspace and future business environments. Be prepared for ongoing evolution in connectivity standards in the midterm and focus solutions around improving employee effectiveness and enhancing contextual interactions with IoT-enabled things.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The emergence of IoT will dramatically impact how end users share information, collaborate and use resources by imposing integration of new connectivity technologies into devices by device providers
  • The adoption of IoT will transform identity management, data and location access control, and security for many organizations, which will encourage device providers to create new vertical solutions and partnerships
  • The implementation of IoT will enable the linking of physical and digital worlds, encouraging device providers to expand or create partnerships around immersive and collaborative solutions

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