What Is IoT?

What is the best mobile strategy for my business?The number of mobile, intelligent, and interconnected devices continues to grow as we shift into the Internet of Things (IoT) era.

Leveraging sensors, smart sensors, and controllers for expanded pattern sensing, decisions, and appropriate actions at the edge is a new and growing trend, but the challenge will be in controlling all of this data. Modern artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies can guide these interconnected systems.

The shift to an IoT world means that devices, buildings, drones, cars, and people are always connected. With a focus on operational efficiency, automation, and new business models, the IoT responds to the needs of increasingly mobile individuals and enterprises.

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What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

What Is a Mobile-First Approach?

Cloud, mobile, and the growing API economy—which enables interactions between the "things" in "Internet of Things"—are embedding communication and collaboration into the business applications, processes, and services that people do their work in.

A mobile-first approach compresses business processes into a compact and easy-to-use mobile application and drives the shift toward a new collaborative and mobile workplace.

We advise clients on their mobile and IoT strategy and the applications that can give them a competitive advantage by addressing the following questions:

  • How will mobile, IoT, and edge computing evolve?
  • How do we leverage mobile devices—including tablets—across our enterprise?
  • How can we develop a comprehensive strategy for mobile applications?


Recent Research


The Aragon Research Globe for Digital Business Platforms, 2018

New digital solutions—offered through digital business platforms—will include strong IoT, edge computing, mobile experience support, and more.

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Hot Vendors in Dynamic Experience Management, 2018

Now, user needs expand beyond simply viewing a website on a mobile device. The rise of the IoT means that nearly any device can become a delivery platform for content.

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The Aragon Research Globe for Mobile Collaboration, 2018

Message and content encryption will become more critical as enterprise messaging is deployed in larger numbers and as new regulations require higher levels of security.

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Smart Cities: Powered by Integrated Intelligence

Smart City planners can use IoT sensor-enabled assets to collect data, then leverage modern AI technologies to identify services that could be improved, from safety to bus access and more.

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To view all of our research on the cloud visit our IoT Index >

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