Just when we needed it most, the internet of things is delivering gobs of data and remote device control across almost every industry, from healthcare to agriculture
"If you work in IT, you're probably safely ensconced at home right now, clinging to your laptop at the edge of your company's network. The shift from office to home has been momentous. But it's also symbolic of a larger trend: The network edge has become as important as the network core. Remote workers aside, the IoT (internet of things) is the biggest reason why the edge has become so crucial..."
Forrester's updated framework for IoT shows how business and technology leaders can break down IoT into three fundamental scenarios, driven by three classes of stakeholders
"Business leaders always want more information about business operations and customer interactions than they have. The technologies of the internet of things (IoT) promise to provide sensing and remote control of physical things, like products or equipment. But the technologies, solutions, and use cases are also so diverse and complex that tech and business leaders get tangled up.
We've just overhauled our framework for IoT to show how business and tech leaders can break down IoT into three fundamental scenarios, driven by three classes of stakeholders. All these scenarios revolve around physical things..."
The internet of things may be your key to data-driven transformation. Here's how to turn vast troves of real-time IoT data into big-time business value
"The internet of things (IoT) is increasingly becoming a key component of many companies' data-driven transformation strategies. Indeed, organizations that have embraced IoT are already seeing benefits such as improved operational processes, better inventory management, and enhanced equipment maintenance - to name a few.
But a successful IoT strategy is more than just connecting a bunch of devices and sensors to the internet and gathering data from these 'things.' IT must establish the ability to effectively analyze the vast amounts of data IoT creates in order to make sense of it and gain real business insights..."
Access to data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) can be difficult to control, but how can companies go about achieving this safely?
"As it develops and gains more and more use cases, the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to generate unprecedented amounts of data, making control of access to it increasingly important for companies.
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), there is set to be over 41.6 billion IoT devices generating almost 80 zettabytes of data by 2025. With this in mind, we explore how companies can effectively and securely control access to this kind of data..."
When looking to apply 5G in IoT use cases, IoT leaders must think more about the combination of new edge devices and applications than about the new version of wireless
"IoT leaders who want to deploy 5G networks for IoT must define use cases that couldn't be realized as readily with 4G and add enough service revenue potential.
Adoption of 5G isn't dependent on what organizations can do with it, but rather what they can't do without it. Depending on the value of that something and whether or not there are barriers to justifying near-term ROI, 5G presents numerous opportunities and benefits.
5G as a cellular service offers what 4G does but with higher bandwidth and lower latency. The most complex issue in 5G isn't radio networks or core architecture, but 5G IoT use cases..."
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