Connecting IoT

Connecting Things to the Cloud: Practical Advice for Your Internet of Things

IoT is poised to have a tremendous impact on the wide-area network (WAN). For instance, 79% of distributed enterprises report growth in the number of network-connected endpoints in their branch offices and remote sites, and 35% of those enterprises say industry-specific IoT devices (e.g., retail point of sale, medical imaging, industrial systems) are a leading source of that device growth.

Network infrastructure teams are critical enablers of enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. Distributed enterprises in particular are finding that their remote sites and branch offices are hotbeds of IoT activity. This white paper draws on Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) research to offer advice to network infrastructure professionals on how to enable IoT across the wide-area network.