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Best Practices for Future-Proofing and Extracting Value From IoT Fleet Solutions

Published: 10 May 2018

ID: G00354260

Analyst(s): Andy Castonguay

Summary

Most connected fleets are supported by fragmented solution providers using soon-to-be obsolete cellular connectivity. Sourcing and vendor management leaders must engage BU stakeholders to upgrade fleet connectivity, consolidate vendor relationships and extract broader value from IoT fleet solutions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

  • Enterprise Fleets Face Major Disruption From Cellular Network Changes

Analysis

  • Proactively Assess Current Fleet Vendors With an Eye for Long-Term IoT Solution Viability and Total Cost of Ownership
  • Kick Off Solution Replacement Process 18 to 24 Months Before Network Shutdown
  • Choose IoT Fleet Solution Vendors That Can Support Long-Term Evolving Data Requirements
  • Prioritize Multimode LTE-Enabled Connectivity for IoT Fleet Solutions
  • Enterprises Should Turn Upgrade Effort Into Opportunity to Consolidate Fleet Solution Vendors
  • Expand Value of IoT Fleet Solutions by Enlisting Support and Buy-In From Multiple Business Units
  • Prioritize IoT-Based Fleet Vendors That Offer Comprehensive Driver Monitoring and Training Solutions

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