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The Internet of Things (IoT) is already having a major impact on businesses and consumers alike. Connectivity will increasingly enable solutions to integrate with enterprise management solutions and help businesses improve efficiency and increase productivity. Every person globally will be impacted by IoT; its emergence will disrupt traditional business models across every industry. To survive in this rapidly changing environment, companies must define their digital strategies and be cognisant of how IoT can help them to gain a competitive edge.

Frost & Sullivan's Internet of Things program takes a 360 degree view of the IoT ecosystem. With a global team of over 300 analysts and consultants focused on IoT applications and enabling technologies, Frost & Sullivan provides the most comprehensive research into the ecosystem, new business models, business and consumer applications, and much more.

Expertise Areas

battery_free_wirless_communicatio.jpgIoT Modules and Chipsets
Mobile_devices-1.jpgHardware Devices
internet_of_things.jpgConnectivity Solutions
IT_Services__Applications.jpgService Enablement Platforms
Business_Services.jpgApplication Development Platforms
Consumer_Services.jpgSystems Integration and Value-added Services
iot_cloud_solutions-1.jpgCloud Computing
Digital_Marketing-4.jpgBig Data Analytics
cyber_security-1.jpgSecurity (Device & Network)

IoT Vertical Market Expertise

Connected Car & Fleet Telematics

Connected car, aftermarket telematics, insurance telematics, fleet tracking.

Connected Home

Consumer connected devices, alarm monitoring, smart homes.

Connected Retail Solutions

Point-of-Sale systems, transaction terminals, digital signage, ATMs.

Industrial Internet of Things

Factory automation, remote monitoring, industrial automation.

Commercial Security & Surveillance

Commercial surveillance, IP-based access control, intrusion sensors.

Logistics & Asset Tracking

Real-time logistics monitoring, portable asset tracking, fixed asset tracking and monitoring.

Connected Health

Medical device monitoring, wearable devices, health & wellness.

Building Automation

Building automation and control, HVAC.

Smart & Safe Cities

Smart Transportation, smart infrastructure, smart governance, smart grid, smart security.

Next Steps

Let us help you grow your revenues through a better understanding of the Internet of Things space. Contact Dilip Sarangan dilip.sarangan@frost.com

Meet the Team

dilip.jpgDilip Sarangan

Principal Analyst

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Research Director

milroy.jpgAndrew Milroy

Research Director

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Senior Industry Analyst

frost_sullivan_research-4.jpgOur Internet of Things research program draws on the core strengths of Frost & Sullivan horizontal ICT expertise combined with in-depth understanding of vertical markets. We cover the core technology building blocks of IoT spanning connectivity, embedded systems, devices, security, analytics and cloud. We apply this knowledge to specific vertical contexts to understand the adoption patterns and challenges in each sector.

Our analysts have decades of experience. Their strategic insight is always tailored to add direct and tangible value to your business -- helping you decide where to focus, who to partner with, and when to execute your strategy.


IoT Research

IoT Quarterly Executive Brief, Q3 (July September) 2016 Top Trends and Strategic Recommendations

Frost & Sullivan s Internet of Things (IoT) Executive Brief is a series of tracker reports to provide an update of the key IoT and M2M announcements each quarter, highlighting the trends and the direction of growth in the market.Research scope: The technology stack includes market trends in the…

IoT Quarterly Executive Brief, Q2 (April June) 2016 Top Trends & Strategic Recommendations

Frost & Sullivan s Internet of Things (IoT) Executive Brief is a series of tracker reports to provide an update of the key IoT and M2M announcements each quarter, highlighting the trends and the direction of growth in the market.Research Scope The technology stack includes market trends in the…

Smart Cities and the Impact on Fintech Innovation: The Next Smart Revolution

Smart cities, as defined by Frost & Sullivan, have eight smart parameters: sub-segments of smart energy, smart mobility, smart buildings, smart infrastructure, smart technology, smart healthcare, smart governance, and smart citizens. A smart city, as the term suggests, is indeed sitting on a…

Scaling Smart City Innovation International Development of Start-ups

A recent Frost & Sullivan survey of experts from 32 European cities concluded that "The Quest for Commercial Sustainability Continues." As an authority in the field of smart cities, Frost & Sullivan is astutely aware that probably the greatest challenge is to find economically…

Asia-Pacific Smart Utility Network Growth Opportunities

This smart utility network market is a culmination of different but largely interconnected segments, viz., smart meter/ advance metering infrastructure (AMI), smart consumer applications, and grid level applications. The total smart utility network market is forecasted to grow by a CAGR of below 10%…

Emerging Technologies Stimulating the Future of Agriculture

Exponential increase in the global population and the astronomical decrease in the fertile agricultural lands have compelled everyone to focus on emerging technologies which lays emphasis on weather tracking, satellite imaging, vertical farming, precision agriculture, crop sensors and water…

Future Applications of Virtual Reality (Immersive Computing)

Virtual reality (VR) is an interactive three-dimensional (3D) environment that is computer generated. Immersion into VR is an individual s perception of having a physical presence in the non-physical world or the virtual world. Technology advancement in in VR in the recent years has led to…

Artificial Intelligence (AI) - R&D and Applications Roadmap

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged to be one of the most essential technologies to develop machine intelligence. The technology has advanced significantly over the ages to empower applications and machines to learn from its own experiences and perform autonomously. Technology evolution in the…

Australian Fintech, Forecast for 2020

Australian FinTech revenue will grow at a CAGR of 76.3% and exceed A$4 billion by 2020, driven by reduced taxes on investments in startups, steady increase in mobile payments, and rise of Tech-savy digital natives. The Australian Fintech Sector generated A$247.2 million in 2015. Sharp growth in the…

Smart Cities of Africa, Forecast to 2030

This study focuses on giving an in-depth overview of the profiled cities, according to the development of initiatives aligned to the 8 Smart City parameters. These parameters include: Smart Government Smart Citizens Smart Energy Smart Mobility Smart Healthcare Smart Infrastructure Smart…

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growth_consulting_frost_sullivan-5.pngWe help our clients understand the implications of the new IoT economy and how this evolution of devices, networks, components, and business models will manifest and transform industries. We have worked with silicon and semiconductor vendors, hardware companies, software developers, connectivity providers, systems integrators and application/platform developers. Our work has helped traditional companies across all industries disrupt status quo and embark on developing new business models to be successful in the new IoT economy.

We do this through tailored and customized consulting work and strategy workshops. Projects typically involve several phases from discovery, inform, evaluate, analyze, develop and implement a business plan and growth strategy. We use our research and industry experience coupled with well-defined tools and techniques, tailored and developed by Frost & Sullivan, to manage and deliver these projects. We specialize in running growth workshops with our clients which help us take a cross functional team of our client, within span of a day from information to implementation.

Frost & Sullivan team can support your organisation on each of the following areas:

  • Business Model: assist you with the creation of sustainable new business models to increment your value creation.
  • Competitors benchmarking: we can provide you with a detailed comparative analysis of competition in various levels of the IoT ecosystem, to inform you about best practices currently employed by leaders in the industry.
  • Market Entry: Product, pricing and competitive analysis.
  • Go-to-market strategies.
  • Sourcing and supply chain development and market analysis.
  • Technological advancement and strategic developments.
  • Support solution providers to develop assessments and strategies to penetrate emerging markets.
  • Evaluate opportunities in a wide range of vertical markets and application areas.

Any questions? Please email us and we'll respond within 48 hours dilip.sarangan@frost.com

big_data-5.jpgFrost & Sullivan can deliver a bespoke workshop to your organization to highlight the emerging trends in IoT, and identify the impact to your organization. This is flexible around your needs, where we can attend your strategy day or workshop as an external expert keynote speaker, through to full facilitation of a workshop to ensure your delegates are fully engaged with mobility opportunities and their relevance to their department. Full written follow-up reports and actionable strategies are provided thereafter. We have delivered such workshops for leading providers across the IoT ecosystem. References available upon request.

"Frost & Sullivan went the extra mile in satisfying all of our requirements and the research results were embraced [by our leadership] as well as the rest of the company."

Leading T1 APAC Mobile Operator

"You've impressed us with your flexibility and adaptability. There aren't too many companies that ask us consistently for feedback. There are even fewer to whom we'd provide constant feedback."

Leading NA Telecom Service Provider

"During this past year, we have been impressed with [Frost & Sullivan’s] analysis, infinite curiosity and continuous drive to pursue and obtain information from sources throughout the entire telecom chain from supplier to vendor to carrier to consumer."

Senior Manager, Analyst Relations & Strategic Market Research - Global Telecom Equipment Vendor

"Frost & Sullivan's IOT Program has proven to be a very valuable tool for our research efforts. We have relied on Frost & Sullivan's insights and knowledge of the Vertical Markets to provide direction and critical decision making based on Frost & Sullivan's capabilities."

Director, AT&T