Pulling Together the Internet of Things – A Guest Commentary in Datamation
In my previous commentary in Datamation, I suggested that CIOs’ next big challenge and opportunity to demonstrate their value to their constituents would be regarding the rapidly growing ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) phenomenon. Now, let me give you the primary reason why CIOs and other IT professionals will be put to the test to help their business counterparts fulfill the promise of an increasingly connected world.
While many in the IT community are reacting cynically to the latest tech topic to move up the hype meter, smart CIOs and other IT professionals are quickly recognizing that multiple technological innovations and a myriad of market forces are fueling tremendous interest. A growing number of corporate initiatives are aimed at harnessing the business potential of a new generation of sensors, network services and analytic tools.
Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views regarding what IT must do to help their business units capitalize on the IoT market opportunity.