1. The Internet of (Every)Things: Forcing CIOs to Think Differently

    Gartner estimates that by 2020, IoT will consist of 25 billion devices, from consumer applications to manufacturing, utilities and transportation. In 2016, it forecast, 5.5 million new things will get connected every single day. For the CIO, this has created massive challenges, according to a Gartner report specifically on IoT and the datacenter. These include how to develop strategies to deal with storage infrastructure; harvesting and using IoT data cost-effectively; and handling device and network/platform security.

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    1. This is the real challenge strategic CIOs face.
    2. We also feel we will see interesting alliances between what seems like non-traditional partners – such as automotive manufacturers and health providers — by leveraging this ecosystem.
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