Basically, the enterprise architect will focus solely on the IoT project and work across different departments of the organization to maximize the investment.
"Organizations must understand the profound impact new sources of information will have," Gartner Research Director Mike Walker said in an April report. "Enterprise architects are best positioned to discuss and enable the most lucrative opportunities in partnership with business unit and IT leaders. At the same time, they must work with chief data officers and security officers to structure this data in a way that mitigates the worst risks of pursuing these opportunities."
It's not going to happen overnight, but incorporating the Internet of Things can bring about massive change in an organization. A lot needs to be taken into account before moving ahead with the deployment, but if it's done right, it can be extremely valuable.
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