The Internet of Things enables retailers to do three basics better
1) Sensing who customers are and what they’re doing,
2) Understanding customer behavior and preferences, and
3)Acting on that insight to create a more engaging customer
- There are high-potential IoT applications in supply chain, in
“smart store” operations, and especially in providing an engaging
experience to the “connected customer.” IoT data can anticipate
where the customer is headed and how to meet her there.
- Much of the IoT ground, in both data management and analytics,
may be unfamiliar. Retailers and their IT organizations have to be
realistic about the technological challenges, their own capabilities,
and where they need assistance.
- To differentiate through IoT, focus on the analytics. Devices and
their data — and even their platforms — are commodities.
Advantage goes to the retailer who does the most with the data to
engage the connected customer.
A multitude of “things” generate floods of big data – cars, wearables, machines and appliances. Wouldn’t you like to sift through that noise and become an organization that relies on data to make fact-based decisions? Learn about the three foundations of becoming data-driven – data management, analytics and visualization – and how they can increase profitability, boost performance, raise market share and improve operations. Read about hurdles to becoming a data-driven organization and learn best practices from others. Then get a glimpse of what the future holds with the Internet of Things (IoT), edge analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and other technology innovations.
Data integration (DI) may be an old technology, but it is far from extinct. Today, rather than being done on a batch basis with internal data, DI has evolved to a point where it needs to be implicit in everyday business operations. Big data – of many types, and from vast sources like the Internet of Things – joins with the rapid growth of emerging technologies to extend beyond the reach of traditional data management software. To stay relevant, data integration needs to work with both indigenous and exogenous sources while operating at different latencies, from real time to streaming. This paper examines how data integration has gotten to this point, how it’s continuing to evolve and how SAS can help organizations keep their approach to DI current.
This A-to-Z guide includes 101 common terms related to the Internet of Things. It’s not an exhaustive list, given that the IoT and big data are evolving so quickly, but rather a quick go-to resource for the technically savvy data professional who wants to get a handle on this vast IoT and big data ecosystem. This guide for the “non-geek” does include some technical terms, but they are explained sans technical “geek speak.” We also provide context to how a term may be connected to a larger discussion by grouping terms by category.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly emerging as a core transformational technology of the digital era. The ability to gather data from sensors embedded throughout an enterprise can drive insights and operational efficiencies from the supply chain to the customer. But IoT and Industrial IoT (IIoT) implementations require high degrees of IT/OT convergence - collaboration and integration between information technology and operational technology groups - to succeed.
These two groups, however, often have different goals, performance metrics, and perspectives on both the collaboration and the outcome. This SAS/HPE-sponsored paper helps readers get a better understanding of the relationship, either real or perceived, between these two groups. Futurum Research surveyed the state of the relationship between IT and OT teams as it pertains to the design, implementation, and creation of value through IoT technologies.
Internet use is trending towards bandwidth-intensive content and an increasing number of attached “things”. At the same time, mobile telecom networks and data networks are converging into a cloud computing architecture. To support needs today and tomorrow, computing power and storage is being inserted out on the network edge in order to lower data transport time and increase availability. Edge computing brings bandwidth-intensive content and latency-sensitive applications closer to the user or data source. This white paper explains the drivers of edge computing and explores the various types of edge computing available.
The Internet is revolutionizing technical support. But, this efficiency often comes with a price in customer satisfaction. Customers expect to be able to solve their own problems or immediately communicate with a person who can make things right. But too often, these expectations aren't met. What's needed is a new class of software: web-based Automated Contact Distribution.
As data consumption continues to grow and the expansion of the Internet of Things drives increased demand for data center storage, providers are facing a unique challenge. How can a facility meet the needs of customers today while keeping pace with how those needs will grow in the future?
This whitepaper will discuss how the incremental growth philosophy is changing data center design.
Download it now to learn about:
The incremental growth philosophy.
Implementing the philosophy.
Pioneering incremental growth.
Published By: ForgeRock
Published Date: Oct 24, 2014
Identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth. Businesses and organizations cannot properly take advantage of mobile, cloud, or Internet of Things (IoT) technologies without a scalable and repeatable identity strategy. Without it, they have no way to identify and engage with their customers in a meaningful way — whether it be through a laptop, mobile phone, tablet, connected car, healthcare wearable, connected home device or the next great connected innovation. This guide is designed to help you understand the essentials of customer-focused identity and how it helps you engage with your customers.
Published By: ForgeRock
Published Date: Mar 10, 2015
Identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth. Businesses
and organizations cannot properly take advantage of mobile, cloud, or Internet of Things (IoT) technologies without a scalable and epeatable identity strategy. Without it, they have no way to identify and engage with their customers in a meaningful way — whether it be through a laptop, mobile phone, tablet, connected car, healthcare wearable, connected home device or the next great connected innovation. This guide is designed to help you understand the essentials of customer-focused identity and how it helps you engage with your customers.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding in a dramatic way, bringing to question the issue of availability versus security, as security measures are having a difficult time keeping pace with the development of IoT devices. The introduction of more efficient semiconductors, coupled with revolutionary technology that allows semiconductors to store as well as process complex instructions, means that the IoT may be a more attractive target for hackers. IoT devices from healthcare and industrial systems (i.e., SCADA) could be the most at risk for significant service interruptions and may have secondary and/or tertiary effects on other industries.
Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Aug 15, 2017
In this IDC Perspective report, research director Abhi Dugar looks at IoT security in the context of widespread cloud adoption, paying special attention to enterprises that maintain hybrid deployments.
Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Aug 15, 2017
When it comes to network security, most organizations face a daunting situation. IT infrastructure continues to grow more complex, driven by an onslaught of mobile devices and BYOD, Internet of Things (IoT) adoption, and increasing use of cloud computing. At the same time, the threat landscape becomes increasingly dangerous as organizations face a rise in sophisticated targeted attacks.
Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Nov 16, 2017
"Cyberattacks on Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology now expose businesses to greater risk. But, with all the security technology available today, we asked ourselves the question, why do they keep happening? ForeScout commissioned Forrester Consulting to see if organizations can adequately and accurately secure their networks with the rise of IoT-connected devices. Read the Report to learn more about the findings.
As the number of connected devices grows from billions to hundreds of billions, and as governments and corporations race to take control of devices and data, we need to save the Internet of Things (IoT). Successfully scaling the IoT means executives must rethink the technology strategy.
This IBM ebook explains what systems engineering is and how it can help you simplify the development of smart, connected roducts. Learn how to speed time-to-market, ensure business agility, deliver high-quality smart products, and cut costs.
The clear benefits of agile development—better collaboration, incremental delivery, early error detection and the elimination of unnecessary work—have made it the default approach for many teams. Agile methods are also being adopted by systems engineering teams to deliver the same benefits. Some developers have questioned whether requirements fall into the category of unnecessary work, and can be cut down or even completely eliminated. Meanwhile, teams developing complex products, systems and regulated IT continue to have requirements-driven legacy processes.
So how does requirements management fit in an agile world? This paper argues that requirements management can bring significant value to agile development in regulated IT and complex product development projects, and sets out the characteristics of an effective requirements management approach in an agile environment.