Standard solutions will replace special projects. The IoT can help transform a business so that it is completely computerized, highly automated, and even autonomous in some areas. Most early IoT implementations were “special projects” rather than standard solutions, so a system integrator or service provider was required to scope, design, and manage the implementation.
As IoT becomes pervasive, people in industry will expect their business systems to “just work.” That is, their existing enterprise systems should be “IoT-enabled” just as they now expect them to be “internet-enabled” and “data-enabled.” Companies will expect to access the IoT from within their existing systems, or else IoT technology will be used to create enterprise systems that deliver business value. There will still be a market for “IoT platforms and componentsind” but they will be less visible to users—who may not even know they are using an “IoT” solution.