Internet of Things

Covering the technologies required to enable the virtualization of the physical world and the new avenues of enterprise value creation made possible by turning IoT data into actionable business insight.


The Internet of Things (IoT) Channel focuses on the emerging technology paradigm in which sensors, ‘connected’ machines and other smart devices create and then disseminate data over the internet and private enterprise networks. It provides an enterprise-centric perspective on the early adoption and demonstrable benefit of IoT, incorporating insights from throughout 451 Research including enterprise platforms, data and analytics, mobility, security, datacenter and cloud technologies.


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Recent Reports in Internet of Things
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Market Insight

COVID-19: Autonomous Robotics Filling the Gaps in Industrial Applications

It is relatively easy to provide remote IT access, but operational technology (OT) is harder. Does the COVID-19 crisis offer an acceleration of emerging technology such as autonomous robots and augmented reality?

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Market Insight

COVID-19 and 5G: Short-term Pain for Long-term Gain

We've never been more dependent on broadband service, which is concurrently allowing us to work, learn, shop, entertain ourselves and socialize during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this way, the increasing focus on broadband performance at the center of our work and personal lives can be viewed as a long-term driver for 5G.

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Market Insight

COVID-19: An Opportunity for Virtual and Augmented Reality to Shine

Will technology industry conferences and travel practices be permanently reshaped, or will they ultimately revert to the volume and velocity of the tried and tired from the BC age (Before Coronavirus)? With many tech vendor events now transitioning from physical to virtual conferences, this has to be the use case VR has been looking for.

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Market Insight

IoT and AI Aid Critical Event Management to Battle COVID-19, but Deployment could Raise Privacy Concerns

How can these technologies contribute to response, both globally and locally – and what privacy concerns could they raise, both now and in the months to follow?

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Report Excerpt

2020 Trends in the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things market is maturing from early enthusiasm to specific use cases with tangible benefits. With this maturity has come deeper understanding of which venues are best for specific tasks and workloads, which sensors provide the most benefits, and more approachable development tools for IoT deployments.

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Market Insight

The Great Crew Change: A Demographic Time Bomb Driving Adoption of Industrial IoT, AR and AI

The great crew change is a common term used across the industrial sector to describe the ongoing retirement of a large body of experienced workers in factories and construction, although it started with the oil & gas and mining industries.