We have compiled a growing list of IoT analyst reports that show case the latest thinking and advances in this field. Most, if not all of these reports, have also called out the leadership position of Wipro in the space of IoT and our key capabilities, offerings and references. For a complete download of documents, please reach us at iot.practice@wipro.com

 

Gartner: Market Guide for IoT Service Providers

Skills and resources to build, deploy and run IoT solutions are often scarce for many businesses. IoT service providers offer a set of end-to-end services— from advisory consulting through application build, implementation and management services – to build and deploy IoT solution applications across multiple industries. The focus of this Market Guide is on providers supporting four key IoT growth industries: manufacturing, healthcare delivery, transportation and retail.

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Zinnov: Zones for IoT Technology Services

Business models are changing with the evolution of IoT technology. The overall global spend on IoT technology by corporates is USD $120Bn and is expected to grow at 16% to reach USD $253Bn by 2021. IoT technology service provdiers are bringing IoT-focused changes in the way they operate and engage with customers. Zinnov Zones has evaluated IoT technology services providers across key performance parameters and identified leaders in this market.

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IDC: Business Strategy: IoT Capabilities Offered by Systems Integrators in the Manufacturing Sector

IoT as a technology today is at a stage where companies have started implementing innovative use cases that generate significant business impact beyond just support of existing business processes. Awareness and choice of the appropriate partner based on well-defined evaluation parameters for end-to-end management of the different components of IoT and for specific components will be as important as other steps such as definition of use cases, the business model, and the choice of technologies.

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Forrester: CIOs and CTOs Will Turn to Services Firms for Help with IoT and Smart Products

The adoption of Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology has begun to accelerate. Innovative use cases are emerging as companies discover ways to streamline their business processes and improve their interactions with customers through smart connected products. In this report, Forrester argues that CIOs and CTOs will need to partner with consulting and technology services firms as they grapple with a complex set of business, integration, technology, and data management implementation challenges.

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Forrester: TechRadar, Internet Of Things, Q1 2016

Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are diverse and immature, making it a struggle for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals to help their business execs take advantage of their transformational potential. To help, Forrester identified and investigated the 19 most important IoT technologies. This TechRadar report defines the current state, business value, and long-term prospects for each.

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Gartner: Market Trends – Top Opportunities for CSPs in the Internet of Things

Connectivity services constitute only a small portion of the opportunities associated with the Internet of Things. Communications service providers’ business leaders must look beyond traditional telecom competencies to increase CSPs’ relevance and grow IoT-related revenue. This research aims to help CSPs that are committed to expanding their roles in the IoT (and consequently revenues) beyond connectivity services.

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Gartner: Market Trends – Engineering Service Providers Open Doors to New IoT Design-Win Opportunities for Semiconductor Vendors

Working with engineering service providers is critical for semiconductor product marketing managers to secure new design wins and build a portfolio of vertical industry-specific reference designs for the Internet of Things market. IoT promises high growth but necessitates new ways to engage with customers, new business models, and new approaches to design, develop and sell in the future. Working with ESPs will be key to both open new doors of opportunity for semiconductor vendors and secure otherwise hard-to-gain new design wins targeting the IoT market.

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Gartner: Market Trends – IoT Solution Providers in India Need a Sound Positioning and Messaging Strategy

Although IoT is still a nascent market in India, product leaders of IoT solution providers should identify the digital maturity level of Indian organizations and audit existing systems. In this document, Gartner identifies the services that offer emerging opportunities in India and outline the approach and strategy that IoT product leaders should adopt to appropriately position their products and services.

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Gartner: Market Trends – The Future of Business-Led Models for IoT Services

Lack of a clearly articulated business value in Internet of Things initiatives and complex ecosystems will challenge strategic planners of all types of companies that have IoT capabilities to differentiate their go-to-market ecosystems. Gartner has identified three types of business-led models that will lead to IoT delivery. There will be few service providers that will have the scale, relationships, investment, and depth in vertical and business acumen that can support and deliver all three business models.

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Gartner: Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, 2016

The “hype” for virtualization with hypervisors is diminishing in this increasingly mature market. Rather than fade away, virtualization is being refreshed and reiterated with new bimodal use cases, continuing to abstract software from hardware at the host. Containers and microservices are evolving with Mode 2 technologies and applications that measure the consumption of resources, rather than provision.

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Gartner: Hype Cycle for Mobile Device Technologies, 2016

The next evolution of mobility will leverage smart machine technologies and extend the reach of personal, mobile devices to the broader set of sensing objects — the Internet of Things. Strategic planners responsible for tech roadmaps must evaluate these technologies as part of their mobility strategy.

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NelsonHall: Vendor Analysis, Wipro – Internet of Things

NelsonHall’s report provides a comprehensive and objective analysis of Wipro’s IoT offerings and capabilities, and market and financial strengths. In March 2015, Wipro carved out its digital operations including IoT, into Wipro Digital. At the time of the launch, Wipro estimated that Wipro Digital would account for more than $1bn in revenues in the next three years.

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NelsonHall: NEAT Vendor Evaluation & Assessment Tool for Internet of Things

NelsonHall has launched a new tool to assist strategic sourcing managers in assessing vendor capability in services related to Internet of Things (IoT), currently one of the fastest growing areas of IT services. The tool shows how vendors are positioned overall in terms of their ability to deliver IoT services, as well as within three distinct market segments (i.e. areas of focus designed to meet specific business requirements): IoT Application Services, Secure IoT Infrastructure Management, and New Business Model Development.

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TBRI: 3Q15 Wipro IT Services Initial Response

SI roots and analytics-based IoT solutions provide avenues for Wipro to deliver business agility to clients and revive revenue growth. TBR expects Wipro’s Holmes artificial intelligence platform to begin driving revenue as employee headcount and skills correlate more closely with anticipated project demands associated with Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) engagements.

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TBRI: 3Q15 Wipro IT Services – Investing to Augment Virtualized Infrastructure Expertise

Hyperautomation and analytics-based IoT solutions provide avenues for Wipro to deliver business agility to clients and revive revenue growth. TBR expects Wipro’s Holmes artificial intelligence platform to begin driving revenue as employee headcount and skills correlate more closely with anticipated project demands associated with Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) engagements.

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TBRI: 4Q15 Wipro Cloud – Bolstering Value Proposition Through IP-led Approach

Wipro is reconfiguring its approach to create cloud solutions through partners and acquisitions to generate revenue. Wipro’s successful execution of operational realignment initiated last quarter and broad investments in intellectual property (IP) are leading to cloud revenue growth.

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TBRI: 1Q16 Wipro IT Services Initial Response

Although acquisitions dominated Wipro’s business activity in 1Q16, the company continues to use talent to drive revenue growth. Wipro’s ongoing strategic realignment continues to drive its acquisition activity and digitally focused go-to-market approach.

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451Research: CytexOne Establishes IoT Business Unit to Target Hospitality Sector

The systems integrator is turning the ‘Internet of Things’ vision into a market reality one customer at a time. CytexOne is rolling out a suite of products targeting hospitality providers after cutting its IoT teeth on custom connected-home and smart-building projects.

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451Research: The Internet of Things Market Map 2015

451 Research predicts that IoT will be at least as disruptive and create as much value for consumers/enterprises as the Internet itself — quite possibly more. The explosion of interest in IoT has been driven by the combination of falling prices or availability of enabling infrastructure and the beginnings of collective market awareness of what might be possible when the physical world becomes virtualized. 451 Research’s 2015 Internet of Things Market Map(TM) illustrates the evolving market landscape.

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V R Vijay Anand

V R Vijay Anand

Practice Head, IoT

@WiproDigital

Vijay is a distinguished member of technical staff and leads global client engagements with IoT technologies, connecting across customer stakeholder ecosystems to deliver successful solutions.

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