“The Internet of Things will significantly impact and change how global companies conduct business,” writes Cisco’s Strategic Innovations Group VP Maciej Kranz in his new book, BUILDING THE INTERNET OF THINGS. Kranz, an IoT pioneer who helped name it, sees IoT transforming manufacturing “more in the next 10 years than it has in the past 50 years.”
Here’s his message for those standing at “an inflection point for realizing a vision that we call The Connected Enterprise.”
Like it or not, the Internet of Things (IoT) will change your organization unlike anything before. It will change your organization more than business process reengineering (BPR), Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, agile computing, or any of the other business concepts that periodically pop up, experience success, and are forgotten when the next big thing arrives.
Granted, to date most of IoT deployments have been incremental and evolutionary, streamlining an existing process here, cutting some costs or improving productivity there. That, however, is about to change as IoT ramps up, as standards are adopted, and as security is bolstered—all of which and more are in the works.
So please don’t misunderstand me. The Internet of Things certainly will be a big thing—an enormously big thing, actually. But it isn’t just the next big thing. IoT is the future—your industry’s future, your organization’s future, and probably your personal future. Welcome to the future. It’s spelled I-o-T. All this may seem like hype now, but it will prove in the end to be quite understated; IoT is very, very real.
Excerpted from BUILDING THE INTERNET OF THINGS: Implement New Business Models, Disrupt Competitors, Transform Your Industry, by Maciej Kranz. Copyright © 2016, Wiley.