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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.


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.

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United States Video Surveillance Market, Forecast to 2023

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Automotive Data Monetisation Pricing and Business Models

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ICS Cybersecurity Market Watch Key Market Needs and Solution Providers in the ICS Landscape, 2017

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Augmented Reality for Industrial Companies Technology that can Help Improve Worker Effectiveness

This growth insight examines augmented reality (AR) and how it can be used in industrial applications. It also seeks to unveil the business value of leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) data to create new machine interfaces. AR is now widely used by consumers in everyday life, with many examples on…

Digital Health Market Profile Fitbit

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2017 Consumer Communication Services Bundle Tracker

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Global IoT Platforms Trends, 2017

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Smart Cities and Security Are Governments Doing Enough to Keep Their Citizens Safe?, 2017

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Strategic Analysis of Automated Car Market in Japan, 2016

The autonomous driving (AD) market in Japan experienced strong growth in 2016 with the first AD-Level 2 commercialized in passenger car market. The Japanese automotive market is now declining in terms of new vehicle sales due to depopulation, demotorization, and an aging society, especially in urban…

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


Expertise Areas

Meet the Team

drozd80x80-2.jpgAdrian Drozd

Research Director

dilip.jpgDilip Sarangan

Principal Analyst

DeepaliSathe_sm.jpgDeepali Sathe

Snr Industry Analyst

battery_free_wirless_communicatio.jpgIoT Modules and Chipsets
internet_of_things.jpgConnectivity Solutions
Mobile_devices-1.jpgHardware Devices
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