These event proceedings were presented at the IDC Directions conferences in Santa Clara and Boston in February and March 2018.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is made up of a vast array of endpoints, connecting over a variety of networks and creating unprecedented amounts of data. Organizations are eager to harness this data for many purposes, but the ability to access and process the data at scale has proved challenging. IoT platforms can serve as a key tool in IoT application development, abstracting the complexity of connecting and managing IoT devices, as well as offering a means to integrate IoT data with existing enterprise processes. Given the central role these platforms play in IoT solution enablement, the market has become a hotbed of competitive activity. In this session, Stacy Crook will provide insight into the key trends driving IoT platform adoption and identify the top use cases that are expected to drive growth in the coming years. The session will also deep dive into the competitive landscape and outline the characteristics that will ultimately define winning strategies in this space.