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Infosys 2016 Predictions: Design Thinking and Open Platforms Will Deliver IoT Success

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Contributed by Sudip Singh, Senior Vice President and Global head, Engineering Services, Infosys

Design Thinking and Open Platforms Will Deliver IoT Success

Our fascination with IoT as a technology has done a disservice to the potential business impact of connected devices - the enterprise being especially guilty. Since IoT's introduction, businesses have chased the colorful rainbows of interesting use cases rather than focusing on the real-world applications that deliver results.

But next year will be a defining one for IoT. We will see connected devices reach new levels of success as companies apply design thinking and open source strategies to IoT deployments. Here's a snapshot of what's in store for enterprise IoT in 2016:

Design thinking will align IoT with business objectives: Design Thinking will help overcome this by fundamentally focusing on problem definition rather than problem solving. A design thinking approach facilitates the focus on business outcomes and objectives and then helps build an innovative path to achieve the objective. IoT as a technology is disruptive, whether it is the way business models are changing, products being offered as a service, or products evolving more rapidly.  

Open Platforms will drive success in IoT: IoT needs are very diverse as each use case is unique and requires customization. To streamline this process, platforms must be extensible and flexible in nature. Even Commercial off-the shelf (COTS) platforms from vendors are deployed as open platforms with APIs for enterprises to develop industry-specific solutions without depending on vendor professional services or system integration services. This model is more scalable, as the IoT requirement is vast and wide, so much so that a single vendor will not be able to address with scale.


About the Author

Sudip Singh, Senior Vice President and Global head, Engineering Services, Infosys

Sudip Singh is Global Head of Engineering Services at Infosys. The Engineering Services unit provides solutions to support clients across the product lifecycle of their offerings, from product ideation and creation to sustenance and end-of-life management. With a focus on delivering strategic business values to clients across the globe, Sudip heads a large and diverse talent pool of engineering professionals across industries and Centers of Excellence. He is responsible for all aspects of the engineering services business, including setting strategic direction, driving financial and operational excellence, and providing overall leadership. 


Published Tuesday, December 15, 2015 7:58 AM by David Marshall
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