Is your company ready?
ZD Net explains:
In a 2015 global survey conducted by IT services and consulting firm Tata Associates, 79 percent of 3,764 executives responded that they had Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives in place, and 64 percent of those who didn't that they planned to launch IoT applications by 2020. This same survey revealed that almost half of companies' IoT apps were focused on common devices like smartphones and tablets.
This article takes a look at the next tier of IoT that goes beyond smartphones and tablets and into combinations of software and sensors that do everything from monitoring security and HVAC systems in buildings to tracking cargo and monitoring the traffic levels of highways and subway lines. The focus is also on how companies are (and will) be using this deeper level of IoT to improve their bottom lines and internal operations, in contrast to companies that are commercializing IoT for their end customers, and that have additional liability, profitability, security and support issues that are a topic in their own right.