IoT Strategies

The Internet of Things is the single most important technology trend today. It is front-of-mind for many corporate management teams as well as the myriad of technology vendors that support and supply them. But, as usual, there’s a lot of hyperbole associated with this new and emerging concept. For instance, contemporary visions of the Internet of Things as a ‘connected future’ somewhat underestimate the complexity of that future. The Internet of Things will be comprised of a huge number of Subnets of Things (SoTs), all operating according to their own standards, protocols and data and semantic models.

Machina Research’s IoT Strategies Research Stream aims to strip away the hype to expose the true dynamics at play in this complex yet critical space, examining all the key issues associated with how sensor data is managed to build IoT applications and services.

Key themes

The topics covered by this Research Stream include the following:

  • Monetisation of data, emerging standards, data management, privacy, and application topographies.
  • IoT software platforms and best practice in the space
  • Issues of privacy and security in IoT
  • The role of data models within Subnets of Things and abstraction of data models to support Internet of Things applications.
  • The new IoT economy, examining how the growth of IoT will fundamentally change business models and economic relationships. 
  • Profiles of the most interesting new and emerging players in the IoT space.
  • Commentary on entities that are collectively pushing the edge of the envelope for this new and emerging concept of the IoT.
  • The impact on related entities ranging from database and corporate IT providers through to providers of co-location space.

Deliverables

During the course of twelve months, the anticipated deliverables for this Research Stream will include the following:

  • Research Notes providing commentary on the key themes as identified above.
  • Strategy Reports providing more in-depth commentary on major issues
  • Access to the existing library of previous publications.
  • Direct access to Machina Research’s team of industry analysts.

Lead Analyst

The lead analyst for this Research Stream is Jim Morrish.

Latest reports in this Research Stream

14 September 2017
Report type: Strategy Report
Embedded OSs are key enablers for enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders designing an IoT-enabled product, allowing new features while staying within constrained design parameters. This research examines the capabilities that must be factored in to the selection of an embedded OS.
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01 September 2017
Report type: Strategy Report
We examine CSPs' approaches to monetizing the IoT through LPWA. CSP technology product management leaders should not confine approaches to traditional data plans. Key segments should be identified, solution-based offers built for them and other creative revenue models considered.
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09 August 2017
Report type: Strategy Report
The comparison of core features among leading industrial Internet of Things platforms has started to reflect limited differentiation. Technology business unit leaders should seek differentiation not in features, but in the availability of IoT services beyond their platforms.
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