ISG Provider Lens Report Sees German Manufacturing, Automotive Companies Leading the Charge Toward IoT
Enterprises in Germany are quickly adopting Internet-of-Things technologies, with the manufacturing and automotive industries taking the lead, according to a new report published by Information Services Group, a leading global technology research and advisory firm.
The 2019 ISG Provider Lens IoT — Transformational Services, Technology, Solutions, Platforms and Industries Report for Germany finds German businesses looking to IoT service providers to help them roll out IoT-driven analytics and other Industrial IoT tools.
“The German market is adopting IoT technologies quickly and in multiple application scenarios,” said Andrea Spiegelhoff, partner, ISG DACH. “In addition to the manufacturing and automotive industries, we see growing activity in retail and building automation in Germany.”
The report sees the German IoT solutions market driven by midmarket providers that offer excellent solutions for specific use cases.
Meanwhile, the established German automotive industry is embracing IoT to build and enhance solutions related to vehicle maintenance, passenger infotainment, automated driving assistance and vehicle-to-vehicle communications, the report says. These automotive IoT systems will become increasingly connected, with automobile makers seeing navigation and automated trip planning, based on the preferences of drivers and passengers, as a way to create additional value for customers.
The report also sees interest in the use of IoT for smart city projects, but most cities lack the resources to proceed. The German public sector suffers from personnel and budget shortages, while it often lacks ownership of the networks and grids needed to set up a smart city solution, the report suggests.
Meanwhile, security concerns about the IoT are impeding some deployments, the report says. Ensuring secure data transfer and payment transactions remain major challenges for the IoT, and while the blockchain technology may improve security, cybersecurity efforts need more dedicated development and support knowledge, the report says.
The 2019 ISG Provider Lens IoT — Transformational Services, Technology, Solutions, Platforms and Industries Report for Germany evaluates the capabilities of 25 providers across three quadrants: Consulting and Services, Managed Services and Solutions, and Smart Building and Infrastructure.
The report names Atos, Capgemini and IBM as leaders in all three quadrants, and Bosch SI, Cognizant, Deutsche Telekom/TSI and Siemens as leaders in two. Accenture and HCL are named as a leader in one quadrant.
The 2019 ISG Provider Lens IoT — Transformational Services, Technology, Solutions, Platforms and Industries Report for Germany is available to ISG Insights™ subscribers or for one-time purchase on this webpage.