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Market Insight: Defragmentation of IoT Hardware Presents Massive Opportunities for Common IoT Device Types

Published: 07 May 2018

ID: G00347985

Analyst(s): Matt Hatton


Technology business unit leaders across the IoT value chain must adapt to the growing viability of common hardware types. Hardware manufacturers should allocate resources to developing devices, and service providers must create a software developer ecosystem in which common hardware types can scale.

Table Of Contents


  • Hardware Vendors: Free Rein, but a Common OS Is Required
  • Software/Application Developers: Opportunity for More Sophisticated Differentiation
  • IoT Service Providers: A Bumper Opportunity to Pursue Verticals

Background and Context

  • Internet Versus Things
  • Opportunities for Verticalization
  • Hardware Defragmentation

The Impact


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