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Leading research analyst and IoT market and solutions expert, Gartner Research, has recently published its Hype Cycle for the Internet of Things (IoT), which is in its fifth year of publication.

As Gartner describes this research: “this year, the Hype Cycle focuses on the critical issues for enterprises implementing IoT projects. The challenges for enterprises remain formidable, as no one just ‘buys’ a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) IoT project. Enterprises need to prepare for custom IoT projects that leverage immature ecosystems, technology stacks and standards, requiring consulting and professional services. Business units drive most IoT projects, so CIOs will need to have short-term policies for integration, analytics and security, while laying long-term governance and cooperation strategies.”*

Within the report, Gartner takes a broad look at all aspects of IoT, such as Digital Twins, Authentication, Edge Analytics and IoT-Enabled ERP which they define as “the functional change to, and adoption of, ERP systems that support business processes and leverage IoT technologies and capabilities within an organization's postmodern ERP strategy.”

We encourage you to read this bespoke research and also access the IFS IoT Newsletter, in which this Hype Cycle is featured. 

* Gartner Hype Cycle for Internet of Things, 2016, Alfonso Velosa, W. Roy Schulte, Benoit J. Lheureux, July 2016. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


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