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'Zombie' Vendors and Other Pitfalls for CIOs Created by Oversupply in IoT

Published: 31 October 2017

ID: G00338312

Analyst(s): Matt Hatton

Summary

CIOs must be incredibly careful in their IoT vendor selection when it comes to long-term IoT project planning as IoT product oversupply threatens the future survival of many small and independent IoT vendors.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Oversupply creates a plethora of fantastic, inexpensive tools for companies interested in deploying IoT
  • There will be "zombie" vendors, making vendor selection critical
  • The challenging vendor landscape creates new requirements for the RFP process

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