The Internet of Things (IoT) represents diverse technologies and usage that enables both unprecedented opportunities and risks for businesses. The key to managing the risks while fully capitalizing on the opportunities is an IoT architecture strategy, according to Gartner, Inc.
“Enterprise architects have a great opportunity to position themselves at the heart of digital businesses,” said Mike Walker, research director at Gartner. “This could take the form of establishing a business competency center that explores how the IoT can create innovative breakthroughs for the organization’s business models, products and services through rapid experimentation.”
Mr. Walker identified several trends that make the IoT particularly relevant to enterprise architecture (EA) as a discipline, which aims to proactively and holistically lead a business towards a specific strategic outcome:
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