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IoT Reading List

Here is an IoT Reading List based on what we have come across that we found useful. We do not mean to endorse everything you will see on these links but there is a lot of good material out there that can help. We intend to keep this list current. If you have a good one, please consider sharing it with us!

IoT Reading List

1. The Internet of Things (IoT) – Essential IoT Business Guide

“Internet of Things (IoT) demystified. IoT is the network of physical items, equipped with electronics, transducers such as sensors and actuators, connectivity and software to capture, filter and exchange data about themselves and their environment for various IoT use cases and business purposes.
IoT is an essential driver for customer-facing innovation, data-driven optimization and automation, digital transformation and entirely new applications, business models and revenue streams across all sectors. An IoT business guide with the origins, technologies and evolutions of IoT with business examples, applications and research across industries and several use cases.”
https://www.i-scoop.eu/internet-of-things-guide/

2. IoT Development Challenges: Why Do IoT Projects Fail?

“Gartner claims the global IoT installed base will reach 8.4 billion units by the end of this year. The Internet of Things’ revenue opportunity will top $ 4.5 trillion in 2018. Soon IoT will be bigger than the Internet itself. However, 75% of IoT hardware and software development projects fail to meet business objectives. Here’s why.”
https://r-stylelab.com/company/blog/iot/iot-development-challenges-why-do-iot-projects-fail

3. Cisco Survey Reveals Close to Three-Fourths of IoT Projects Are Failing

“LONDON – The Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF), May 23, 2017 – IDC predicts that the worldwide installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints will grow from 14.9 billion at the end of 2016 to more than 82 billion in 2025. At this rate, the Internet of Things may soon be as indispensable as the Internet itself.
Despite the forward momentum, a new study conducted by Cisco shows that 60 percent of IoT initiatives stall at the Proof of Concept (PoC) stage and only 26 percent of companies have had an IoT initiative that they considered a complete success. Even worse: a third of all completed projects were not considered a success.”
https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1847422

4. 10 Reasons Why Your IoT Project Will Fail

“Recent research, carried out by Cisco, found that almost 75% of all IoT projects fail. Not only that, of the thousands of companies and CIOs Cisco spoke to, only 15% felt that they were getting value out of their project. That means 85% of companies don’t get any value out of their IoT projects at all.”
https://diginomica.com/2017/09/13/10-reasons-iot-project-will-fail/