Enterprise IoT – Building in IoT connectivity will enable revenue generating XaaS business models

The Internet of Things (IoT) remains one of the most provocative – and for many the most exciting – expressions in the technology and Enterprise sectors. For good reason. The world will see anything between 25 and 50 billion internet-connected devices by 2020 and something close to $2 trillion of economic benefit globally.

This economic impact will come from Enterprise-scale transformation of products and services which will optimise operational efficiencies and deliver superior customer experience. Enterprises who embrace digital connected services will lead the way in new subscription based (X-as-a-Service or XaaS) business models and in generating new forms of revenue.

This time last year much of the advice for large Enterprises was in one hand, somewhat modest – monitor their industry, engage and experiment with small–scale projects to assess their benefits. The advice given with the other hand was emphasising the need for speed, vision and planning otherwise they’d be left behind by fast moving competitors. Quite a conundrum for the CxO community.

At Arkessa we have the great fortune of working with and enabling Enterprises large and small as they adopt and lead in IoT deployment and the proving out of new business models spanning OPEX based XaaS, Ad-funded IoT, Predictive Maintenance and Enterprise Mobility solutions.

Some examples:

  • Beckhoff Automation – Optimising energy and process efficiency is becoming a key requirement for the sustainable development of urban environments in municipal and private sectors alike. In all the relevant areas, from building automation to infrastructure projects like London’s Crossrail project, Industrial IoT solutions are called for that can be deployed quickly and used on a long-term basis in small towns and in the megacities of the future.
  • Siemens – Maintaining a machine before it breaks down and causes downtime and financial penalty is a tricky subject made easier by remote internet access. This enables vendors to optimise how they perform against the maintenance plan sold with their products or deliver a purely service-based solution (XaaS). Read more here about the Siemens/Arkessa Predictive Maintenance solution.
  • Fujitsu – the Arkessa connectivity service is an enabling technology used in the Fujitsu Connected Van, an Enterprise Mobility solution which improves operational efficiencies for companies with large field service teams and also provides a means to optimize customer experience.
  • Tracknstop – Arkessa provide TracknStop with a round-the-clock, globally-secure network solution and a centralised management platform which enables them to manage and monitor connections to and from all of their connected vehicles. This enables fleet managers to track and geo-fence vehicles in real time, monitoring their location and allowing them to react quickly if a vehicle is not following the predicted route or disable the vehicle in the event of theft.

Connectivity is one of the keys in creating the solutions and services which will drive Enterprise IoT deployment. The managed connectivity service provided by Arkessa enables the global scale, reliability and resilience needed for Enterprise-grade solutions in Transportation, Utilities, Insurance, Retail, Facilities Management and whether the requirement is for high data 4G or 3G, low data cellular or low power wide area (LPWAN).

For more information on Arkessa and how we can help you succeed in M2M and IoT please download our Enterprise IoT white paper.

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