Gartner Research

Expedite Your Identification of IoT Providers With Agile Sourcing Methods

Published: 10 November 2016

ID: G00303582

Analyst(s): David Groombridge, DD Mishra

Summary

IoT initiatives require speed of sourcing from a complex ecosystem of providers, each specializing in specific IoT architectures. Sourcing and vendor management leaders supporting IoT initiatives must use agile processes to quickly find strategic and specialized vendors to ensure success.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Accelerate IoT Sourcing Decisions by Utilizing a Dynamic Checklist to Assess the Five Critical Constraints Defining the Solution: Cost, Technical, Connectivity, Data Security and Functional Requirements
  • Identify the Key Architectural Component and Type of Strategic Provider You Need Based on an Assessment of the Critical Constraints for Your IoT Use Case, and Proactively Connect the Provider to Your Business Stakeholders and IoT Initiative Team
  • Engage the Strategic Supplier to Identify New and Emerging IoT Vendors Specializing in the Component-Specific Delivery to Support the IoT Initiative

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