Internet of Things - is it right for my enterprise?
I am looking for any case studies, market research material that might help in this analysis. Are there players (established industrial giants and/ or manufacturing heavy-hitters) who have adopted this technology and gained market share or helped make significant product improvements and /or branch out into services not possible before the advent of IoT. Some notable companies come to mind in this space - GE, Siemens, Schneider. Question is, what might be a possible play book that allowed these companies to evaluate these big IoT investments? How did they make the leap - did they start with applying IoT to help monitor/ operate their own assets or did they create applications for their customer base enabling customers to remotely control assets like vehicles, conveyer belts, wind turbines, factory robots etc? What was the path to success - leveraging connected devices for internal IoT applications or for external applications (like embedding sensors in heavy equipment sold to customers) so customers could outsource Preventative Maintenance. And when does investing an a Cloud Platform such as what GE has done with Predix make sense?
Any and all guidance is really appreciated.