The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a buzzword, though in reality, it’s still very much in its infancy. According to Gartner, IoT applications remain “an early adopter investment.” With that said, new research shows that the adoption rate is on the rise; Gartner recently surveyed 273 professionals about their organization’s implementation of IoT solutions, and found that 60 percent of respondents are currently using IoT in their businesses or will be after 2017:
As organizations expand upon or build their IoT applications, most will need the help of an external IoT service provider (ESP), because they don’t have the experience, skill sets, or expertise to manage the many moving parts necessary to launch an IoT solution, including:
Gartner’s research found that a quarter of IoT planners are very likely to explore and adopt the outsourcing of IoT solutions, and we expect that number will grow dramatically in the coming years.
The logical next step of concern is determining which ESP makes the most sense for your organization and its goals.
Choose the Right IoT Service Provider
Before choosing an IoT ESP, conduct due diligence by considering the following recommendations: