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Industrial IoT Protocol Standards Create Challenges and Opportunities for the Markets

Published: 17 February 2016

ID: G00297469

Analyst(s): Saniye Alaybeyi


The proliferation of protocol standards for IIoT deployments with connectivity, interoperability and security requirements is posing protocol selection challenges. While making a decision, product marketing managers must consider the most difficult IIoT challenge their target markets face.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The "IIoT protocol standard" label creates confusion among product marketing managers by grouping fundamentally different technologies together, complicating evaluation decisions
  • Product marketing managers are slow in adopting IIoT protocol standards because of the lack of comprehensive security frameworks and complete end-to-end security architectures
  • Availability of many open-source and COTS options slows decision making and time-to-market planning processes for product marketing managers

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