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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016: Internet of Things Architecture and Platforms

Published: 19 February 2016

ID: G00296583

Analyst(s): David Cearley , Brian Burke, Mike Walker


Internet of Things platforms are fragmented and complex, but are essential to deploying advanced IoT business solutions. As part of a series detailing the most significant technologies for 2016, we describe how enterprise architecture leaders must deploy IoT platforms and plan for their evolution.

Table Of Contents


  • Why IoT Architecture and Platforms Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where IoT Architecture and Platforms Fits in the Top 10
  • The IoT's Full Potential Can Be Realized Only by Integrating IoT Endpoints and Platforms Into Business Solutions
  • IoT Platforms Are Evolving Rapidly
    • IoT Solution Architects Face Complex Challenges
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  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2016

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