Gartner Research

2018 Planning Guide for the Internet of Things

Published: 29 September 2017

ID: G00331852

Analyst(s): Erik Heidt


In 2018, IT organizations will continue to receive pressure from business units and operational technology groups to support a variety of IoT-enabled solutions. Technical professionals must address stakeholder concerns about their ability to deliver, operate and maintain IoT systems.

Table Of Contents

Internet of Things Trends

  • IT Organizations That Fail to Provide Thought Leadership Will Lose Out on an IoT Strategic Partnership Role
    • Planning Considerations
  • Organizations Will Demand That IT Demonstrate Its Readiness to Execute on IoT Projects in 2018
    • Planning Considerations
  • IoT Design Patterns Will Stabilize in 2018
    • Planning Considerations
  • Proactively Addressing Risk and Security Will Continue to Be a Top IoT Priority
    • Planning Considerations

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