This guide outlines the results of a study that looked to investigate the role of Internet connected products and operational processes, within the industrial market; specifically within those organizations that produce smart software enabled products and systems. An in-depth review of those results is provided to showcase the business and operational realities of IoT adoption and roadmaps within a spectrum of businesses and organizations within the industrial market.

This report is a companion to two further reports in this “IoT fundamentals for product delivery and manufacturing operations” series: Part 1 Executive Report: Guiding Principles for building a sustainable strategy for IoT support and Part 3 IoT Roundup: CIC market observations and recommendations.

This paper was authored on an independent basis by the analyst team at Creative Intellect Consulting, with sponsorship from IBM. The content is based on industry intelligence gathered and analysed by the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor.