| | OCTOBER 20198THOUGHT LEADERSHIPCHALLENGES FACED BY THE CIOS IN THE INTEGRATION OF IOT IN THEIR OPERATIONSBy Prem Rodrigues, Director - Sales & Marketing, Middle East, India & SAARC, SiemonA certified RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer), Prem started his tenure with Siemon in 2010. In his 19 years of career, Prem has worked at various organizations in the Middle East, handling diverse roles and projects.The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly evolving and bringing new opportunities for its stakeholders. A NASSCOM report predicts that the IoT mar-ket in India is poised to become $15 billion by 2020, accounting for five percent of the global market. The increase of affordable devices, smart solutions, big data analytics, automation, and cloud computing will only help the growth of the IoT market in India. The growth we have seen in terms of increase in digital footprint in the last few years is astonishing and is very promising for companies operating within the ICT industry. Established companies and startups alike now have lots of opportunities to bring something new to the ta-ble for the consumer. The NASSCOM report also says that there are nearly 120 firms offering solutions in the IoT segment, and that number will only increase.
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