3 Ways CIOs Can Maximize Their IoT Project’s Success




When your organization is just getting started with the IoT, it can be challenging to know how to set up your IoT projects for success.

In a recent report, Gartner (the world’s leading research and advisory company) distills insights from a survey of 700+ people who reported both a high level of responsibility for and success in IoT projects. Centered around objective and strategy setting, technology development and implementation, and ongoing operations, the report identifies actionable steps CIOs can take to mitigate risk and maximize success. Here’s what they found.

  • CIOs are a critical influencer in setting the IoT project’s objective and long-term strategy. Uniquely situated to facilitate collaboration between multiple functional groups, it is imperative CIOs engage actively throughout the IoT project life cycle to achieve target business outcomes and demonstrate the IoT’s value to the C-Suite.
  • CIOs can decrease project complexity and meet scalability and security requirements by working with external IoT providers for technology selection, architecture development, and solution implementation. Out-tasking during this phase of work enables CIOs to bridge the organization’s skills gaps and mitigate risk.
  • CIOs that leverage external technology vendors’ expertise to drive insights gain more value from IoT data. In addition, it’s critical that CIOs build data governance policies that define ownership, sharing, management, and usage to make sure the organization’s data is being handled by all parties correctly.

By learning how your peers approach IoT project planning and leverage IoT solutions providers, you can set your organization up for success.

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