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2017 Planning Guide for the Internet of Things

Published: 13 October 2016

ID: G00313353

Analyst(s): Erik Heidt


In 2017, the Internet of Things will move from "what" to "how" as organizations rapidly act to capitalize on new business opportunities. Technical professionals must have a plan ready to go — at a moment's notice — to address IoT business value, architecture, technology, skill sets and governance.

Table Of Contents

Internet of Things Trends

  • IoT Business Value Will Compel IT Participation
    • Planning Considerations
  • IoT Platform Services Will Evolve and Segment
    • Planning Considerations
  • The IoT Architect Will Emerge as an Essential IoT Role
    • Planning Considerations
  • Security Concerns Will Continue to Be a Major Obstacle to IoT Adoption
    • Planning Considerations

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