Last month, I authored an article for MSDynamics World entitled “Gartner’s 2014 Trends – What Microsoft Dynamics Users Should Know.” Gartner recently released its list of the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2014. From that list, there were a few that I felt should be further examined by enterprises that have or are considering implementing Microsoft Dynamics along with an integrated accounts payable/accounts receivable workflow automation solution, such as MetaViewer. One of those trends was ‘The Internet of Everything’ and understanding that as technology continues to advance, the internet is no longer just accessible by PCs and mobile devices.
A recent article on CIO.com, “What the Internet of Things Will Mean to CIOs,” dives a little deeper into the topic and specifically how it will affect CIOs. Research from Gartner shows that in 2009, there were 2.5 billion connected devices; most being mobile phones, PCs and tablets. In 2020, there will be over 30 billion devices connected. With numbers like these, it’s imperative for enterprises to get on board and make sure that their products, services and assets can be shared no matter the medium.
When it comes to the Internet of Things, Forrester analysts say CIOs have four priorities:
- Identifying business outcomes
- Partnering with business leaders to ensure that organizational and skill sets are aligned
- Addressing security issues and data privacy concerns
- Evaluating and expand staffs’ software skills
What actions are you taking to accommodate for the Internet of Everything (Things), tweet us @MetaViewer and let us know.