Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Six of the best technologies to transform an enterprise

Steve Rogerson
April 23, 2015
Security, intelligence, x-as-a-service, mobility, internet of things and experiential learning are the six key areas for technology implementation within an enterprise that have the power to transform completely an organisation's capabilities in terms of innovativeness, manageability and efficiency, according to a report from market watcher Frost & Sullivan.
Enterprises are constantly transforming the way they manage their business assets, employees and customers by implementing advanced technologies. The need for real-time information to accelerate decision-making processes, manage remote employees, individual workers and distributed value chain vendors, and secure the connected open infrastructure, is compelling enterprises to adopt more intelligent workplace management techniques. Thus, technologies that drive machine and human intelligence will continue to play an important role in business management across enterprises globally.
Frost & Sullivan is thus introducing a framework called Sixmix that identifies the six key focus areas for developing the smart enterprise framework – security, intelligence, x-as-a-service, mobility, internet of things and experiential learning – that are essential for a digital workplace to operate efficiently and help an organisation gain the cutting edge over its competitors.
"With global economic pressures to lower the cost of operations and services as well as improve business efficiency and productivity, enterprises are adopting technological support to effectively bridge the gap between business operations and customer demands," said industry analyst Swapnadeep Nayak. "In line with these trends, several disruptive technologies such as data management, analytics, social media, mobiles and cloud computing are converging to meet evolving needs."
Using these technologies, enterprises can move beyond communicating with key stakeholders to attaining a better understanding of market demands and business operations for effective strategy implementation. Enterprises will also be able to transform every segment of their business processes and become future-ready smart workplaces by leveraging the convergence of emerging technology concepts.
"As outsourcing and offshoring businesses across the globe lack technological support, companies need to become independent of them to gain a competitive advantage over rivals," said research analyst Debarun Guha Thakurta. "Moreover, companies must identify technologies that can help them apply strategies for better engagement and interaction with their customers."
The report analyses and assesses the technologies and innovations that are supporting the development of smarter workplaces. Further, this research service includes detailed technology analysis and industry trends evaluated following interviews with market participants.