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From PoC to RoI: How businesses of all sizes can turn the promise of IoT into operational success

September 25, 2018 / ANASIA D'MELLO

Research indicates Internet of Things (IoT) deployments are set to skyrocket over the next four years, growing 140% to exceed 50 billion connected devices by 2020. As the cost and complexity of deploying connected devices continues to fall, IoT projects are no longer a far-fetched dream but a deliverable reality, already transforming a huge range of industries from Field Service to Manufacturing. Here, Martin Clothier, technical director at Columbus UK, explains how businesses of all sizes can quickly seize advantage of IoT to deliver operational efficiency, provide actionable insights and improve business processes. The Internet of Things has comfortably moved beyond the ‘hype’ stage of recent years, with IoT devices and projects now cheap enough to be viable for almost any business. Smaller IoT projects are capable of reaching full operational status in as little as a week. Deployments currently range in ambition from a dozen sensors to capture warehouse temperature, to m...