European Enterprises Look for IoT Providers with Broad Geographic Capabilities
Enterprises in Europe are looking for service providers able to cover multiple geographies to help them roll out and manage their Internet of Things (IoT) networks, according to a new report published today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.
The 2021 ISG Provider Lens™Internet of Things – Services and Solutions Report for Europe finds enterprises in the region looking for providers that provide IoT services in multiple countries with support in multiple languages.
Companies are looking for providers not only for managed IoT services, where it is crucial for providers to offer dedicated services locally, even in remote areas, but also for IoT consulting services, the report says.
Providers need to be well versed in the different regulations across Europe related to data collection, data security and data privacy, the report says. Road traffic regulations, railroad management and control systems, mobile connectivity—all systems that are necessary within a successful pan-European mobile connectivity project—differ between countries, because of a lack of existing interfaces and common standards.
While deployment of IoT systems slowed in 2020, in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the report sees interest across industries picking up again in Europe, beginning in the fourth quarter last year.
Manufacturing was one of the few industry segments in Europe to see growth in IoT outsourcing contract values in 2020, according to the ISG Index™, with the market fueled by the ongoing move to smart factories and demand for Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications. Yet even manufacturing saw a tail-off in the middle of the year as facilities were shut down and investments waned in response to the pandemic.
Worldwide, Europe was the largest market for outsourced IoT services in 2020, with especially strong activity in the U.K. and Germany, the ISG Index™ found.
“The pandemic stalled the deployment of the IoT, especially in travel-related industries,” said Christian Decker, partner, ISG Smart Manufacturing in Europe. “But service providers are reporting renewed interest across sectors, from cold chain supply improvement in pharmaceuticals to shopfloor equipment effectiveness in food manufacturing.“
Manufacturers, Decker said, need smart factories and supply chains to keep up with the competition. “Many manufacturers already have chosen their IoT platforms and use cases and are looking to their service providers to help them scale deployments,” he said.
One lingering concern for enterprises rolling out the IoT is cybersecurity, and they’re turning to service providers to help them protect the data flowing over IoT systems, the report says.
IoT service providers are building security services into their consulting and managed services engagements, especially those focused on IT and operational technology (OT) convergence, the report adds. Many security services cover the entire IoT ecosystem, from the edge to the cloud to on-premises systems.
Beyond security, convergence of IT and OT systems is a major challenge for enterprises deploying IoT systems, the report says. The use of legacy systems in both worlds can slow down integration and mobility. Service providers are combining their industry expertise and IT proficiencies to develop converged systems.
Service providers are also helping enterprises deploy artificial intelligence in IoT systems, including on the edge, the report adds. AI can help IoT systems better process large volumes of data, and service providers often offer customized AIOps systems for specialized customer needs.
The report sees a growing interest in 5G networking technologies as a way to connect IoT networks, but some mobile network operators may need to shut down older networks to make way for 5G.
Enterprise clients, especially those with deployed IoT fleets and devices, will need to manage the selection of replacement technologies, when mobile operators shutter older services, the report recommends. Shuttering events will happen on a per-country, per-operator basis, which makes them difficult to manage.
The 2021 ISG Provider Lens™Internet of Things – Services and Solutions Report for Europe evaluates the capabilities of 27 providers across three quadrants: IoT Consulting and Services, Managed IoT Services and Connected Mobility Consulting and Services.
The report names Atos, Capgemini, Cognizant, IBM and Siemens as Leaders in three quadrants and Accenture and Bosch as Leaders in two.
In addition, HCL and NTT DATA were named Rising Stars—companies with “promising portfolios” and “high future potential” by ISG’s definition—in two quadrants. Wipro was named a Rising Star in one quadrant.
The 2021 ISG Provider Lens™Internet of Things – Services and Solutions Report for Europe is available to subscribers or for one-time purchase on this webpage.
About ISG Provider Lens™ Research
The ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant research series is the only service provider evaluation of its kind to combine empirical, data-driven research and market analysis with the real-world experience and observations of ISG's global advisory team. Enterprises will find a wealth of detailed data and market analysis to help guide their selection of appropriate sourcing partners, while ISG advisors use the reports to validate their own market knowledge and make recommendations to ISG's enterprise clients. The research currently covers providers offering their services globally, across Europe, as well as in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, the U.K., France, the Nordics, Brazil and Australia/New Zealand, with additional markets to be added in the future. For more information about ISG Provider Lens research, please visit this webpage.
A companion research series, the ISG Provider Lens Archetype reports, offer a first-of-its-kind evaluation of providers from the perspective of specific buyer types.
ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com.
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
About Business Wire
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Celltrion’s monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19, regdanvimab (CT-P59) becomes the first authorized COVID-19 treatment approved from the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS)18.9.2021 15:34:00 CEST | Press release
Celltrion Group announced that the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) approved regdanvimab (CT-P59), a monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 for the extended use in elderly patients aged 50 years and over, or with at least one underlying medical condition (the obese, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, and patients with immunosuppressive agents) with mild symptoms of COVID-19, and adult patients with moderate symptoms of COVID-19. This marks the first time a monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 has received a full approval to treat patients with COVID-19 from the Korean MFDS. In February, the Korean MFDS granted a Conditional Marketing Authorisation (CMA) for the emergency use of regdanvimab (CT-P59) and allowed the use of CT-P59 in adult patients aged 60 years and over, or with at least one underlying medical condition (cardiovascular, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, high blood pressure) w
Ipsen: ESMO 2021: Cabometyx ® Demonstrates Sustained 78% Reduction in Risk of Disease Progression or Death in People Living With Uncommon Form of Thyroid Cancer18.9.2021 06:30:00 CEST | Press release
Regulatory News: Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced presentation of new analyses at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2021 across different forms of cancer for people treated with Cabometyx® (cabozantinib). Of note, the final analysis of the pivotal Phase III COSMIC-311 trial (Abstract LBA67) will be presented, with Cabometyx demonstrating a clinically meaningful, sustained efficacy benefit versus placebo in people living with previously treated radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (RAI-R DTC). With a median follow-up of 10.1 months, Cabometyx continued to demonstrate superior median progression-free survival (mPFS) with a reduction in the risk of disease progression or death of 78% versus placebo (hazard ratio [HR]: 0.22, 96% confidence interval [CI]: 0.15-0.32; p<0.0001).1 This final analysis is consistent with data from the interim analysis, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2021
Unifrax Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for SiFAB™ Manufacturing Line17.9.2021 20:46:00 CEST | Press release
Today, Unifrax, a leading manufacturer of high-performance specialty materials, held a ceremonial event celebrating its first large-scale SiFAB™ Silicon Fiber Anode Battery Technology manufacturing line, which is currently under construction at the company’s north central Indiana facility. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210917005495/en/ Unifrax team celebrates SiFAB groundbreaking at New Carlisle plant. (Photo: Business Wire) The event recognized Unifrax’s ongoing partnership with the State of Indiana and St. Joseph County, along with SiFAB’s continued progress. Unifrax executives, along with the SiFAB manufacturing team and local and state government officials, kicked off the ceremony at 10 a.m. EDT at the New Carlisle, IN plant, with remarks by John Dandolph, president and CEO, Unifrax. “Through the support of the State of Indiana and St. Joseph County, we have the ability to leverage our existing New Carli
Prince William announces 15 Finalists for inaugural year of the £50 million Earthshot Prize17.9.2021 19:01:00 CEST | Press release
The Earthshot Prize announces today its first-ever shortlist of 15 Finalists, each with a chance of winning £1million to support their innovative environmental solutions to the greatest challenges facing the planet. Prince William said: "Over half a century ago, President Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’ programme united millions of people around the goal of reaching the moon. Inspired by this, The Earthshot Prize aims to mobilise collective action around our unique ability to innovate, problem solve and repair our planet. “I am honoured to introduce the 15 innovators, leaders, and visionaries who are the first ever Finalists for The Earthshot Prize. They are working with the urgency required in this decisive decade for life on Earth and will inspire all of us with their optimism in our ability to rise to the greatest challenges in human history.” Launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in October 2020, The Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious global environment prize in history. Li
Wipro Announces Co-innovation Space with Google Cloud17.9.2021 15:32:00 CEST | Press release
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced the launch of the Wipro-Google Cloud Innovation Arena in Bangalore, India. This cloud collaboration space will provide in-house technical expertise, ensure seamless cloud adoption, and accelerate innovation to drive business transformation for customers. By combining the expertise and resources of Wipro FullStride Cloud Services and Google Cloud, this jointly developed innovation center will offer a unique combination of people, processes, and platforms that will collectively create a futuristic experience for customers globally. This state-of-the-art arena will showcase the talent, tools and best practices required to develop and deploy applications on Google Cloud. Jason Eichenholz, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Ecosystems & Partnerships, Wipro Limited said, “We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Google Clou
Zynga Announces ReVamp, the First Multiplayer Social Deception Game For Snapchat17.9.2021 15:00:00 CEST | Press release
Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced today that ReVamp, an upcoming multiplayer social deception game, will launch soon in select markets exclusively for Snapchat. The vampire-themed game will be the first social deception title on Snapchat, giving Snapchatters their first chance to sink their teeth into this popular genre. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210917005012/en/ Zynga Announces ReVamp, the First Multiplayer Social Deception Game For Snapchat (Graphic: Business Wire) ReVamp is a real-time multiplayer imposter game where players aim to reveal who the vampire player is among their group of friends while they renovate the rooms of an old mansion. In the game, human players must complete renovation tasks, such as demolition and building, to improve their chances of survival while identifying and defeating the vampire during the voting phase. Vampire players mu
BeiGene Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for BRUKINSA ® (Zanubrutinib) for the Treatment of Adults with Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia17.9.2021 14:00:00 CEST | Press release
BeiGene (NASDAQ: BGNE; HKEX: 06160) today announced the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion, recommending approval of BRUKINSA (zanubrutinib) for the treatment of adult patients with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia (WM) who have received at least one prior therapy or first-line treatment for patients unsuitable for chemo-immunotherapy. “Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors have emerged as a promising treatment for WM, yet treatment discontinuation due to lack of response or side effects remains a concern,” said Prof. Christian Buske, Medical Director at the University Hospital Ulm, Germany, and a trial investigator of the ASPEN study. “The ASPEN trial demonstrated that BRUKINSA provided deep and durable responses and offered substantial improvements in safety and tolerability over standard therapy. Patients in Europe with WM may soon have a new treatment option that can offer improved outcomes.
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom