Jan 10 2018

4 Ways to Plan for IoT Readiness

The Internet of Things is just around the corner for state and local governments. Here's how to get ahead.

With the worldwide count of Internet of Things devices projected to reach 28.1 billion by 2020, now is the time for organizations to ensure that their environments are ready. In a June 2017 report, “Prepare for Billions: The IoT 2020 IT Infrastructure Readiness Indicator,” HPE identifies four factors for IoT readiness:

1. Cloud-first delivery model: To scale and respond to market changes, enterprises must be able to manage dispersed assets and ­services that can be delivered via a subscription model.

2. Data flow and action control: Organizations poised for IoT success are likely to have plans to increase the amount of outbound command and control they exert over their devices, and are strong users of real-time data.

3. Governance, risk management and compliance: Organizations that introduce additional or improved compliance and governance policies for IoT data are more likely than other organizations to have successful IoT initiatives.

4. Advanced analytics and insight: The ability to reduce the complexity of large data sets while also accelerating prescriptive action helps enterprises to maximize IoT business value.

To learn more about future-proofing your state and local government entities, check out how others are protecting their IT environments from obsolescence.