Internet of Things (IoT)

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  • One of the biggest trends in the market today is Digital Transformation. Therefore, it is surprising how little clarity there is to what the term specifically means. To try to bring clarity to the term Digital Transformation and answer important questions for organisation concerned with it, CIC conducted a quantitative study of over 300 organisations of various sizes, industries and geographies. This report outlines the key findings, along with the dynamics underpinning the drive and journey towards digital transformation. Importantly, it presents the following:
    • A map of the challenges and barriers to overcome, as well as key channels that must be navigated if the opportunities presented by a digital transformation are to be realised.
    • Defines the underlying support for low code development tools and their role in helping to deliver the digital transformation process.
    • For organisations looking to ensure the most effective strategy for their digital transformation journey CIC’s study offers 4 insights that must be in their game plan.
    This paper was authored on an independent basis by the analyst team at Creative Intellect Consulting, with sponsorship from Uniface. The content is based on industry intelligence gathered and analysed by the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor.
  • CIC has attended MWC since 2014 and has seen it grow to wield influence in the direction of software development, delivery and lifecycle management across the broad software solution and communication landscape. In this podcast discussion, CIC’s Research Director, Bola Rotibi and Principal Analysts Cathy Mulligan and Clive Howard wrap up on CIC’s attendance at Mobile World Congress 2019 and offer Insights into the potential future for both the conference and the wider industry. Of particular note, are thoughts on the key challenges concerning the underpinning technologies, connectivity and the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain and process strategies such as DevOps. Fast forward 3 to 5 years – find out what type of conference the CIC team think MWC will become. Add to cart to download or play here. Scroll down to see other podcasts in the MWC19 series.
  • CIC’s Principal Analyst Dr Cathy Mulligan and Bola Rotibi, Research Director discuss with Gail Wong, Product Manager, AT&T Internet of Things, the very real way that a Telecom operator such as AT&T can make good business from IoT with strong valued based partner interactions. In this podcast we hear about the foundations for a partnership model and strategy that can deliver meaningful engagement, opening the way for viable commercial returns for each participant in the partner chain. Of note are the capabilities on offer from existing connectivity investments in addition to the practical implementation requirements for edge communications. Spoiler Alert: the potential for sustaining the viability of Blockchain for key supply chains and networks is envisioned. Add to cart to download or play here. Scroll down to see other podcasts in the MWC19 series.
  • CIC’s Research Director, Bola Rotibi and Principal Analyst, Clive Howard, speak to Joan A Barcia Espin, Director of Product Management and Justin Paul, Marketing Director at Zeetta Networks to find out how MWC19 is reflecting new thinking and changed approaches in the telecommunication industry. A small and nimble player, Zeetta Networks are betting on the breakthrough in networking technology for telecoms that allows for orchestration and network slicing for targeted services. In this podcast, listeners can hear what Zeetta believes are the real drivers for 5G, the next big connectivity themes and how market disruption is resulting in a shift in the relationships the large Telecom operators are more open to building. Exciting times indeed, but who stands to gain the most? Undoubtedly, the changing market dynamics underscored by technologies such as Blockchain offers interesting potential and greater collaboration between the app development and network operations community. Listen to how both CIC and Zeeta see this playing out. Add to cart to download or play here. Scroll down to see other podcasts in the MWC19 series.
  • CIC’s Principal Analyst Dr Cathy Mulligan and Bola Rotibi, Research Director catch up with Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project at the Linux Foundation and Marta Piekarska, Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger to discuss the important significance of MWC19 to the Hyperledger Project. Together with the Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) and the Linux Foundation Networking teams, their presence highlights the convergence that many see shaping and evolving the relationships to be had in the information, communication and technology sector going forward. In this podcast we hear about the latest projects driving the Hyperledger team forward and their impact to sustaining the viability of Blockchain for key supply chains. Add to cart to download or play here. Scroll down to see other podcasts in the MWC19 series.
  • Blockchain technology continues to evolve along with its use within industry. While a number of use cases have been identified, their return on investment (ROI) has yet to be established. Within the Telecom industry the focus on automation and orchestration presents an opportunity for the blockchain technology to deliver. In this CIC Briefing Note, Dr Cathy Mulligan investigates that potential, especially as a facilitator to supporting the different relationships that Telecom operators must be open to if 5G networks are to be worth their investment.
  • Patients drive the connected healthcare agenda. They demand easier, faster and more flexible access to services, as well as a more personalized experience and, of course, better health outcomes. In response to this – alongside inefficient processes and increased security concerns – healthcare organizations need to look to invest in new technology based solutions to help transform patient experiences, helping to build trust and confidence, and positively impact patient outcomes. In order to maximize the opportunities and benefits from this connected healthcare strategy, new applications and solutions need to be underpinned by a robust, scalable and secure network infrastructure. The fourth in a series of reports that address the infrastructure opportunities for each of these areas, this report outlines the role of the network in progressing the patient experience through connected healthcare. Specifically it focuses on:
    • Patient engagement trends and experience strategies inside a healthcare
    • Important network features for improved patient experiences
    • Cisco’s approach and solution stack
    Related Reports To learn more about connected healthcare and Cisco’s offerings in this area, please see the other reports in this series: Download an infographic overview to the whole series.
  • Healthcare professionals need to be able to make better decisions quicker so as to both treat patients sooner and work more efficiently to address these challenges. Technology offers exciting opportunities for modern healthcare, with new applications and devices that empower healthcare professionals in ways that speed up diagnosis and treatment and improve patient outcomes. Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure and services can help revolutionize multiple spheres of operations, clinical workflows and patient experiences and engagement. The third in a series of reports that address the infrastructure opportunities for each of these areas, this report outlines the role of the network in streamlining clinical experiences for connected healthcare. Specifically it addresses:
    • The new clinical experiences that are transforming healthcare
    • The infrastructure components that are crucial for taking advantage of the new technologies
    • Cisco’s approach and solution stack
    Related Reports To learn more about connected healthcare and Cisco’s offerings in this area, please see the other reports in this series: Download an infographic overview to the whole series.
  • Security – along with data privacy and protection – is sacrosanct in healthcare and is the basis of trust in administering clinical services. Much is at stake when a cyber-attack occurs: foremost patients’ lives and a hospital’s reputation, but also legal and financial repercussions. For healthcare organizations to take full advantage of digital technologies and services, and, to securely support the exponential growth of IoT devices, the right kind of ICT infrastructure is vital. In this report that is related to CIC’s insights into the network foundations for IoT and connected healthcare,  we specifically look to:
    • Identifying how Cybercrime is the flip side of digitisation
    • The implications of a security failure to healthcare
    • The requirements of a secure, connected healthcare infrastructure
    • The importance of encryption
    • Cisco’s security strategy for connected healthcare
    Related Reports To learn more about connected healthcare and Cisco’s offerings in this area, please see the other reports in this series: Download an infographic overview to the whole series.
  • For healthcare organisations looking to transform their operations with an ICT infrastructure that leverages digital technologies to the full, a major challenge is knowing where to start: “You don’t know what you don’t know”. To build out from infrastructure that is already in place so that it is fit for purpose for the digital future, there are important questions to be asked: How does one characterise the necessary supporting infrastructure for connected healthcare? How do you enable any healthcare entity to assess what they have in place to help them understand both their current position, and the journey they need to go on to reach where they want to be? What is the security posture that is need versus the security reality? In the first of a series, this report looks to provide answers that will enable a clear understanding of the infrastructure that is required to deliver a higher level of patient experience, improved clinical quality and more productive services. Specifically it showcases:
    • The promise of connected healthcare
    • The key technologies and trends driving healthcare transformation
    • The critical tenets for a network infrastructure able to deliver IoT and connected healthcare
    • Where to start
    • Cisco’s approach and solution stack
    Related Reports To learn more about connected healthcare and Cisco’s offerings in this area, please see the other reports in this series: Download an infographic overview to the whole series.
  • In today’s IT infrastructure landscape and operating climate there are key technology and processing trends that established runtime platforms must evolve to meet the new digital demands. This report summarises the main trends and practices impacting the application server estate. We recommend this briefing note as a companion to CIC’s report on Galvanising and supporting hybrid cloud delivery.
  • Summary Points

    • SMARTEX IOTA is an industry based community forum for the smart technology sector
    • 7 core themes typify many of the issues underpinning IoT today, with security being the top concern
    • IoT is a double edged sword that offers significant gains on the one hand, but creates major impacts on the other
    • CEOs are fearful of taking the huge risks of reengineering their businesses, without fully understanding where the return on investment (ROI) will be
    • Data privacy and other regulations offer opportunities as well as compliance
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It is widely recognized that Internet connectivity will present significant opportunities and savings for a spectrum of those businesses and organizations who deliver software enabled systems and products. Some organizations are already demonstrating how Internet connectivity is delivering a level of smart operational capabilities to their products, systems, features and application extensibility. This guide report outlines, in brief, the results of a study that investigated the role of Internet connected products and operational processes within the industrial market, especially within those organizations that produce smart, software enabled products and systems. The results serve to provide the basis for the guiding principles for a sustainable strategy for IoT support that we summarize for organizations and businesses looking for more effective outcomes both in the market and within their operations. This report is a companion to two further reports in this “IoT fundamentals for product delivery and manufacturing operations” series: Part 2 IoT Study: Insights into the realities of Internet connectivity in the product and systems market 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.
  • Governments can do a lot to help progress an emerging market. One such way would be in providing an environment that lessens the load and risk of upfront investment and offering support in key areas such as analysis, testing and legislative requirements. This can help to both encourage and drive innovation. More importantly it opens the way for the broadest engagement especially from Small Medium Enterprise (SME) organisations that don’t have the R&D capacity of larger firms or the means to efficiently and effectively navigate the different partner relationships that might be required. The UK government has invested in a network of “Catapults” to accelerate the best ideas to market in order to create new products, services, jobs and value for the UK economy. Clive Howard of CIC caught up with Dr Maurizio Pilu of the UK’s Digital Catapult to understand how and where IoT fits in their investment and acceleration plans. Scroll down for more details. Add to cart to download or play here..
  • On day two of Mobile World Congress 2015, Digital Catapult, a nationally funded body with the goal of accelerating UK’s best digital ideas to market in order to support the UK economy, hosted an industrial IoT focused panel discussion for the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) body. Bola Rotibi of CIC, caught up with two of the panellists – Mischa Dohler and Catherine Mulligan – to discuss points raised on the panel and expose the realities of a burgeoning Industrial IoT market, particularly for SME organisations. Scroll down for more details. Add to cart to download or play here..
  • Bola Rotibi joins Erik Kruse, Strategic Marketing Manager and Network Society Evangelist at Ericsson and Dr Catherine Mulligan, Head of Digital Strategy and Economics of Future Cities Catapult to discuss how IoT is providing one of the backdrops to disruptive industrial innovation. As one of the world’s major provider of communication technologies and services, with a global leadership position, Mobile World Congress (MWC) is of course a natural home for Ericsson to showcase the investments and advances it has been making towards providing a communications network capable of sustaining the digital. Scroll down for more details. Add to cart to download or play here..