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I posted a series of blogs that show how things are slowly progressing on the IoT front in several industries such as Manufacturing, Retail and Oil & Gas. Every industry has its unique needs and fulfilling those needs give an edge to the business owners. By experimenting with the emerging IoT technologies (minus the hype), CIOs can certainly create that edge for their respective organizations.
While digitisation and automation has been talked and (in a limited way) embraced in the Oil and Gas (O&G) exploration, the industry is still waiting for a wide scale adoption of digital technologies to harness its full potential. Internet of Things could be a great option and make the future really very promising. But the cost of putting the infra and then getting the required intelligence continues to be a big challenge.
From refrigerators to parking spaces to houses, the Internet of Things (IoT) is destined to bring billions of things into the digital fold, which will make the IoT a multi-trillion dollar industry by 2020, is what PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is estimating in its recently conducted survey. Will IoT have a similar impact on the Retail industry too?
The number of things connected to the Internet now exceeds the total number of humans on the planet. The estimates suggest that by 2020 or 2025 it may accelerate to as many as 50 Billion connected devices. For manufacturing organizations it means a lot. Are CIOs thinking about it? Are they even bothered about this tidal wave?
There is no escaping the bring your own device trend, but organizations need to chart a middle path to strike a balance between employee freedom and corporate control over technology. This infographic from Cognizant shows that proactive organizations that embrace this trend and mould it in suitable ways to benefit the business will gain the critical lead to out-perform the competition.
Mobility is at the centre of a major transformation to a digital enterprise. There has also been a marked shift in the way companies think about mobility within their corporate strategies. How can enterprise applications be securely accessed on any device of your choice? A transformative technology that makes BYOD environments more secure, manageable and significantly fast-acting can be a solution.
A corollary of the mass movement to the cloud is the growth of "as-a-service" solutions. The flexibility of the commercial model and the shift of capital cost to operating cost are the most obvious benefits. This infographic traces the phenomenal growth of the cloud, outlines the benefits of as-a-service solutions, and provides recommendations for efficiently making this important transition.
Reading about big data, you'll find that most articles, blogs and stories refer to big data as a way to generate revenue. Big data is more than just finding new revenue streams or finding ways to bring in more revenue from existing customers. Anywhere that you have data, you have the ability to implement big data approaches to find 'new' knowledge from that data.
Digital Enterprise is a much broader concept but defined in very narrow terms. It is like the proverbial elephant, which is described by a few blind persons, each one defining it from one's own perspective. My intention behind presenting these five myths is to create awareness about the vastness of the scope of the Digital Enterprise concept.
Bring Your own Device is becoming a rule rather than the exception in most corporate environments. A recent survey has found that employees in enterprises that have embraced BYOD are likelier to clock in more hours at work. This survey is in contrast to the findings of an earlier report which suggested that productivity and organizational benefits appear limited for BYOD users.