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Emerging Technology Analysis: Software Licensing and Entitlement Management Is Key to Monetizing the IoT

Published: 02 June 2017

ID: G00328602

Analyst(s): Laurie Wurster , JP Corriveau


With the IoT, thousands of new software providers have emerged, particularly from device manufacturing. Technology strategic planners require license and entitlement management solutions to enable monetization beyond the hardware to create recurring revenue streams on embedded software.

Table Of Contents


  • Technology Description
  • Technology Adoption
  • Technology Impact
    • Actions to Take Now
    • Actions to Plan for the Longer Term (12 to 18 Months)
  • Applying LEM to the IoT
    • Technical Components of LEM
  • References

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