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Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. Also see: Gartner’s Data & Analytics Summit – The explosion of data sources, big data analytics use cases, technology and analytics roles is yielding a wealth of new business opportunities. Learn more about how to leverage these opportunities at Gartner’…

IoT Security

The amount of information being transmitted from things continues to rise. Much of this data originates outside of the enterprise. The scale of security risks in the Internet of Things (IoT) era is therefore much greater than in the pre-IoT environment, and the “attack surface” is much larger. Most sensor-based things have minimal computing resources, and the opportunities for antivirus, encryption and other forms of protection withi…

Security Awareness Computer-Based Training

…luence the security behaviors of people — employees, citizens and consumers — is fueling demand for these products. Interactive computer-based training (CBT) is a central component of a comprehensive security education and behavior management program. CBT delivers a learning experience through computing devices, such as laptop computers, tablets, smartphones and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Vendor offerings in the market for CBT…

Industrial IoT Platforms

Gartner defines the market for industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms as a set of integrated software capabilities. These capabilities span efforts to improve asset management decision making, as well as operational visibility and control for plants, depots, infrastructure and equipment within asset-intensive industries. These efforts also occur within related operating environments of those industries. The IIoT platform may be consumed…

IoT Service

Internet of Things (IoT) services represents a set of end-to-end services in which businesses contract with external providers to design, build, install and operate IoT solutions, including advisory consulting for IoT planning. IoT service providers represent a range of small, midsize and large service firms that build and deploy IoT solution applications across industries. The focus of this market is on the medium and large service providers su…

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