The Internet of Things is here, and now the challenge for organizations is to figure out how to drive value from it, and how to get started. But I’ve noticed one interesting area of interdependence between IoT and the wider IT landscape recently. I’ve been giving it some thought, because I suspect that it could shine a light on a vital but sometimes overlooked aspect of IoT adoption. Let me explain.

Recently, someone from a major enterprise told me, “We don’t really do formal enterprise AM [asset management] here”. And I started to wonder, in IoT terms, how do you harness its value without asset management? I think the answer is, you don’t. IoT needs EAM, and vice-versa. Without that interdependence, only minimal value can be derived.

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