November 2015

Beyond the Noise: A Simplified Overview of the IoT Data Ecosystem for the Business Executive

A Service Provider Perspective

By Sal Yazbeck



This article illustrates a simplified business-focused framework for the Internet of Things (IoT) as a snapshot in time, and referred to here as a Data Value-Chain Ecosystem. Written for the business executive and presented from the point of view of the service provider, this ecosystem highlights briefly the IoT as a composition of three interconnecting domain pillars, together representing an ecosystem of technology and operational processes. A brief overview of each pillar is explored with a focus on gaining rapid clarity and insight on a technology, business, and market level. Concluding thoughts are then presented.