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More German companies look to IoT services for competitive advantage

More German companies look to IoT services for competitive advantage
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More German companies look to IoT services for competitive advantage

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Service providers help companies build and maintain IoT solutions amid a severe IT skills shortage, according to ISG Provider Lens™ report

FRANKFURT, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–German business investment in the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly as companies view the technology as a strategic competitive advantage, according to a new research report published today by Information ServicesGroup (ISG) (Nasdaq: third), a leading global research and technology advisory company.

The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Internet of Things — Services and Solutions for Germany report finds that adoption of IoT solutions in Germany has increased significantly over the last three years as companies seek to streamline business processes, expand product offerings, and improve the customer experience.

“German companies understand that enterprise-wide IoT offers measurable added value,” said Christian Decker, Partner and EMEA Lead, ISG Smart Manufacturing. “As technologies like edge AI improve, they have even more reason to build and expand IoT solutions, especially as we see increased convergence of IT and OT. [operational technology].”

AI capabilities at the edge of an IoT network, especially in low-power AI-optimized processors, allow data collected by sensors to be processed without transmission to more central data centers, the report says. ISG expects companies to expand the use of AI in connected devices in the coming years to reduce latency and increase the scalability of IoT systems.

IoT growth continues despite major challenges, including growing data security concerns, slow adoption of sustainability initiatives, and especially a lack of qualified personnel in Germany, says ISG. German companies cite IoT as their biggest IT challenge, because it extends beyond traditional IT systems and can encompass components such as sensors, production equipment and medical devices.

A shortage of skilled IT labor is driving many companies to seek managed IoT services, because maintaining large networks of sensors and edge devices, often under differing security standards, is nearly impossible for corporate IT departments.

“Managed services give companies the financial and operational flexibility to undertake more comprehensive IoT projects,” said Jan Erik Aase, partner and global leader, ISG Provider Lens Research.

The report also explores a wide range of other IoT-related issues in Germany, including the importance of careful project planning, proofs of concept, and determining the legality of solutions that handle image data.

The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Internet of Things — Services and Solutions for Germany report assesses the capabilities of 42 providers in five quadrants: Strategic Consulting, Implementation and Integration, Managed Services, Mobile Asset Management and Tracking, and Data Management and AI in the perimeter.

The report names Atos, Capgemini, Cognizant and Siemens as leaders in all five quadrants. It names IBM as a leader in four quadrants and Accenture and Bosch as leaders in three quadrants each. HCL and TCS are named leaders in two quadrants each, and CANCOM, Deutsche Telekom, HPE, NTT, T-Systems and Vodafone are named leaders in one quadrant each.

Additionally, TCS is named a Rising Star, a company with a “promising portfolio” and “high future potential” as defined by ISG, in three quadrants. HPE is named a Rising Star in two quadrants.

The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Internet of Things — Services and Solutions report for Germany is available for subscribers or one-time purchase at this Web page.

About ISG Provider Lens™ Research

The ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant research series is the only service provider assessment of its kind that combines empirical, data-driven research and market analysis with the real-world experience and observations of ISG’s global advisory team. Companies 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 US, Canada, Brazil, UK, France, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, the Nordics, Australia and Singapore/ Malaysia, with additional markets to be added. in the future. To learn more about ISG Provider Lens research, visit this Web page.

A companion research series, the ISG Provider Lens Archetype reports, offers a first-of-its-kind assessment of providers from the perspective of specific buyer types.

About ISG

ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: third) is a world leader in technology research and consulting. A trusted business partner for more than 800 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 companies, 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 advice; governance and risk managed services; network operator services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries – a global team known for innovative thinking, market clout, deep experience in industry and technology, and world class. analytical and research capabilities based on the most comprehensive market data in the industry. For more information visit

Philipp Jaensch, ISG

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Matthias Longo, Palmer Hargreaves for ISG

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Source: Information Services Group, Inc.

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