Dec 29, 2016

Industrial IoT Strategy

The combined activities of the Industrial Internet Consortium and Industrie4.0 alliance, culminating in the much expanded IoT Solutions World Congress in October seem to have given significant impetus to IoT adoption in the industrial sector. In several of my discussions over Q4-2016, I witnessed growing evidence that corporate executives have tasked their business development and strategy teams to formulate plans to integrate IoT more closely into their core operations.

The IoT takes most industrial organizations into a new operating domain and requires a process of self-education to begin with. Most of the questions I encountered began around the two topics of connectivity technology choices and approaches to justify the IoT business case.