Convergence of the Internet of Things & Cloud | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #Cloud]
Splitting the enterprise IT we know
May. 20, 2015 11:30 AM
The adoption of the Internet Of Things (IoT) is growing and its growth is synonymous with the growth of Cloud. As per predictions from IDC:
IoT and the Cloud: Within the next five years, more than 90% of all IoT data will be hosted on service provider platforms as cloud computing reduces the complexity of supporting IoT "Data Blending".
This means that any organization that wanted to transform themselves using IoT has to automatically embrace the cloud too, especially the public cloud.
This brings in an important aspect with respect to the CIO mindset that cloud is no longer an optional component to be evaluated in their strategic roadmap but a component that's essential for the very survival of the organizations they support.
Splitting the Enterprise IT We Know
For explaining this component let's look into the typical IT of a manufacturing enterprise. The following diagram depicts the same and the business processes that it supports. Here we see that IT builds and supports every other business process in a traditional way.
In order for CIOs to effectively transform them toward a new IT enabled by IoT and cloud, the IT has to be viewed as three distinct units.
Hybrid Delivery Realm
Service Broker Realm
This realm will also hold in-house control of some very strategic applications where the compliance and other needs prevent the organization from changing the traditional delivery model. For example, IT applications covering business processes like finance, product planning may come under this category.
This kind of a splitting is possible in every other enterprise be it a healthcare, retail or financial services enterprise, but the fact that the new IT will look lot different from current IT due to the convergence of IoT and cloud.
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