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Planning for the Onslaught of Endpoints — IoT, Wearables and More

Published: 20 July 2018

ID: G00357355

Analyst(s): Nick Jones , Sanjit Ganguli , Leif-Olof Wallin


Organizations must begin planning now for the next generation of endpoints and their impact on existing infrastructure, which will lead to increased costs and skills shortages. I&O leaders should use this research to identify such likely endpoints and build a plan for their use in the business.

Table Of Contents


  • Create Scenarios for Business Unit Adoption
    • 1. Create a Project Catalog
    • 2. Identify the Architectures and Endpoints Involved
    • 3. Identify Infrastructure Requirements for Each Project's Endpoints
    • 4. Integrate Across Sites and All Projects
  • Use Endpoint-Adoption Scenarios to Assess the Future Impact on Infrastructure
  • Use Endpoint-Adoption Scenarios to Assess the Future Impact on Operations
    • Endpoint-Adoption Scenarios and Monitoring
    • Endpoint-Adoption Scenarios and IT Service Management
    • Endpoint-Adoption Scenarios and Automation

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