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.
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