A simple and effective way to connect your organization to skyrocketing profits As billions of standalone devices across the world are getting connected, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most talked about technology trends. But IoT is not really about technology and connected devices. At its core it is about business outcomes and people; it is about new ways of doing business, talent and change management; it is about migration to open technologies and open business structures based on co-development and ecosystems of partnerships; it is a multi-year, multi-phase journey. So how do you get started? How do you implement IoT to transform your business, adopt new business models and grow new revenue streams? This book will answer all of these questions, and more. Building the Internet of Things brings innovative business and technology strategies to every business-to-business (B2B) market segment and opens up a progressive world of possibilities to increase both top- and bottom-line results. This book has been written specifically for front-line business decision makers at companies of all sizes who need a practical handbook to get the ball rolling in a tangible way. This dependable resource looks at IoT from a business, strategy, and organizational standpoint. It walks you through identifying the areas in your organization ripe for an IoT-based makeover with the quickest payback on investment. A wide array of real-world examples from organizations across the globe presents you with insights into tailoring IoT for your company without reinventing the wheel. Along the way you will learn how to: * Implement open standards to integrate all your technologies, old and new, with your workflows to achieve high-impact business outcomes * Secure your organization´s data and assets with a continuous risk management approach built on a comprehensive architectural foundation * Avoid common pitfalls and mistakes, as well as recover from setbacks without getting off track Building the Internet of Things shows you how to turn disruption into profits and long-term business success.
Maciej Kranz is vice president of the Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco Systems. He leads the team focused on incubating new businesses, accelerating internal innovation, and driving co-innovation with customers, partners and startups through a global network of Cisco Innovation Centers. Prior to this role, he was general manager of Cisco´s Connected Industries Group, where he drove IoT business for key industrial markets.