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The State of IoT

Writing for Forbes has been a "bucket list" objective of mine for a long time. I recently got my big break - an opportunity to collaborate with Forbes Insights to write a comprehensive series of articles on the state of the Internet of Things (IoT). We covered everything from why companies are so interested in IoT, to the data and insight they're getting, and the security risks they face. We also addressed the people aspect, discussing the impact of digital transformation and the importance of collaboration, co-creation, and agility. Now, I'm sharing it all with you. Right here, right now.


I hope you enjoy reading these articles as much as I liked having the opportunity to be part of this amazing project.  Thanks again to the team at Forbes Insights!


- John Hauer | CEO | Get3DSmart

State Of The IoT: Why So Many Business Leaders Are Paying Attention

There is much speculation and hand wringing about the Internet of Things (IoT), but what is the reality? This article explores the current state of IoT, providing insight into how companies view IoT, how they prioritize it, and in what state of development they’re in.


6 Ways To Get Actionable Insight From Your IoT Data

According to a recent Gartner study, nearly 11.2 billion IoT enabled devices could be in use by 2018. Of those, over 4.1 billion could be used for business applications. The data from all those devices could have a profound impact. In this article, we’ll provide suggestions for how companies can make the most of data gleaned from IoT.


The Future Of Industrial IoT: Q&A With Rich Rogers, SVP, Hitachi Vantara

In this article, John Hauer conducts a one-on-one interview with Hitachi's Rich Rogers. He shares his beliefs about the importance of IoT in the industrial sector, and we discuss how companies must prepare for an IoT-enabled future.


Why Collaboration Is Essential For Successful IoT Implementation

Successfully implementing an IoT strategy at the enterprise-level takes collaboration from many different parties. In this article, we highlight some of the parties typically involved and discuss why collaboration is vitally important to successfully implementing IoT.


4 Ways To Overcome The Complexity Of IoT Implementation

IoT is an emerging technology and many of its components are evolving rapidly. In this article, we look at the various types of technology that make up an IoT solution and discuss some of the limitations companies are facing as they build out their IoT infrastructure.


Why Everyone In Your Organization Is Critical To IoT Implementation

IoT can have a profound impact on organizations, and with so many potential stakeholders, cooperation is critical. While the role of championing these initiatives often falls to the CTO and CIO, the day-to-day execution of an IoT strategy, takes an entire team. In this article, we discuss some of the key players typically involved delivering an IoT strategy.


Don't Get Caught Unprepared When It Comes To IoT Security

As more businesses consider the benefits of using IoT devices, one of the biggest concerns they face is security. The consequences of a breach could be catastrophic. In this article, we discuss how security is impacting the decisions companies make regarding their IoT strategy and how they are ensuring the security of their IoT-enabled networks.


5 Areas Where The IoT Is Having The Most Business Impact

IoT is poised to have a big impact on how organizations design, produce, and sell their products and services. IoT can also help improve productivity, enhance the customer experience and create new business models. This article looks at some of the ways companies are using IoT to improve efficiency, reduce costs and grow revenues.


4 Reasons That Architecting For Change Is Critical For IoT

As IoT continues to evolve, companies must be able to manage an ever-changing set of requirements. In this article, we discuss how an open, cooperative architecture and an agile approach to project management can help companies successfully implement their IoT initiatives.


IoT Success Depends On An Adaptable, Nimble Culture

Companies in nearly every industry are challenged with digital transformation. With IoT, it has moved beyond the virtual and into the physical realm. To be successful with IoT, organizations must embrace change. In this article, we discuss how companies can benefit from a culture that fosters innovation.