This guide report compiles CIC’s market observations, recommendations and further IoT insights, resulting from a study that looked to investigate the role of Internet connected products and operational processes within the industrial market and specifically within those organizations that produce smart, software enabled products and systems. It is a companion report 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 2 IoT Study: Insights into the realities of Internet connectivity in the product and systems market.

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.