For businesses, successful Internet of Things (IoT) integration offers the potential to boost operational efficiency, create new products and enhance existing services through data insights. On the other hand, IoT technologies are still in a maturing phase and standards remain a moving target. As our expert guests note, even large enterprises  make mistakes when it comes to planning, investing and and measuring IoT success.

In this Business Disrupted episode, we examine the Internet of Things from a pragmatic perspective. There are important considerations to take into account, especially when it comes to data planning, as you develop an IoT strategy to drive business growth. Listen in to hear which factors are the most important to keep in mind as you leverage connected solutions internally or to enhance your customer interactions.

Podcast guests:

  • Maribel Lopez, Founder & Principal Analyst of Lopez Research (@MaribelLopez)
  • Tamara Dull, Director of Emerging Technologies at SAS Best Practices (@tamaradull)

Don’t miss these discussion topics:

2:00   Why IoT and Big Data are so critical right now
6:14 The keys to success when it comes to digital transformation
8:12 How to know it’s the right time for your business to adopt a new technology
9:20 The most common challenges companies face when integrating IoT solutions
12:43 Security considerations for companies invested in IoT
13:06   Collecting data to make it actionable
14:00 Common mistakes organizations make with Big Data/IoT
16:44 What to consider if you’re considering purchasing connected devices
19:24 The 5 most important things to look for in an operating system
20:28 New things being done with IoT and Big Data
24:33 Advice for winning C-Suite buy-in
25:27 Technologies to be bullish on that others may not embrace
31:00 Technologies to look for as they look to build or scale your IoT strategy

Books and events recommended in this episode:

Check out the latest Business Disrupted podcast episodes and learn more about IoT solutions for business that can help you manage risk while maximizing your investment. 

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