New IDC TechScape on Internet of Things Analytics and Information Management Technology Provides Guidance for Senior Executives

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10 Jan 2017

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., January 10, 2017 – The Internet of Things (IoT) will substantially change the mix of enterprise analytics and information management (AIM) investments over the next 24 months to meet the scale, speed, flexibility and automation required to support sensor-based initiatives. A new report from International Data Corporation (IDC) provides an assessment of 25 AIM technologies that support the IoT and provides guidance about maturity and adoption risk for each of the technologies.

A major goal of IoT is to take advantage of the insights from the continuous collection and analysis of sensor data and respond to those insights to drive business value. "Insight to action must fall within a useful time window," said Maureen Fleming, vice president for IDC's IoT Analytics and Information Management research practice. "That means the IoT AIM technology tier should be designed for the shortest time window of IoT workloads running through the end-to-end system. It is also critical that the correct type of analytics is used to arrive at the insight."

As enterprises assess their existing AIM infrastructure, they are finding gaps in capabilities, in both skills and technology adoption. There is a focus on data-at-rest where sensor-based initiatives require data-in-motion supporting continuous analysts. This will prompt investments in technologies outlined in the IDC IoT AIM TechScape.

The IDC report, IDC TechScape: Internet of Things Analytics and Information Management (Doc #US41841116), is designed to help enterprises learn more about the newer AIM technologies that support IoT, align these technologies with an enterprise's technology risk profile to determine what is ready to adopt and what should be monitored, and gain a better understanding of where an IoT team will need to create skills and competencies as it plans to adopt newer AIM technologies.

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About IDC TechScape

IDC TechScape reports mitigate technology risk by helping organizations align their tolerance for risk with the anticipated maturation of a technology. The IDC TechScape model is designed specifically to capture progress in the adoption of emerging disruptive technologies, mainstream technology buyer alignment with current industry best practices, and support technologies that promise to deliver operational advantages to organizations that choose to adopt them. Senior executives can use the IDC TechScape model to assess the progress of their own technology adoption efforts in comparison with the industry; identify new technologies that should be added for consideration in their technology roadmap; and add new insights to increase the robustness of their own technology decision framework.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, data, and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit Follow IDC on Twitter at .

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