The Internet of Things (IoT) will become a disruptive force for many different industries. Today companies are challenged by Industrial IoT, Connected Car or Smart Energy while the full potential of these technologies may still not be tangible yet. PAC focuses on these topics in its latest extension of the SITSI® research cluster program.


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The Internet of Things (IoT) will bring digital transformation to production processes and products of companies in many different industries. By adding local intelligence to products and machines and providing a holistic platform for data aggregation and analysis, companies will be able to transform their business models and provide new high-value services to their customers.

Technologies that are going to be used in IoT use cases can be found in various different domains, such as embedded systems, cloud computing or analytics. But also a stronger integration of ERP and MES systems or mobile device management concepts will become important pillars in a company’s IoT strategy.

Depending on the industry where a use case is located, the IoT can take various different shapes: in manufacturing it is called “Industry 4.0” or “industrial IoT”, in utilities the IoT is well known in the form of “smart grids” or “smart meters”. In the public sector the concept of “smart cities” is becoming more and more popular – another form of the IoT.

PAC has long-term market experience in embedded software development, industrial automation and R&D services, besides its expertise in technologies like cloud computing or analytics. In its Internet of Things research cluster PAC provides a distinctive segmentation for the various segments in these markets and specific insights into growth drivers and investment obstacles for various industries. PAC offers a European view on this topic with a research focus on Germany, France and the UK.

PAC’s strategic support offering to vendors in the IoT

  • Go-to-market
  • Market positioning
  • Market opportunity assessment
  • Competitive landscape analysis
  • Brand awareness
  • Speaking engagements
  • M&A search / target identification
  • Partner search
  • Strategic workshop

PAC’s support for end-users in the Internet of Things

  • Market assessment
  • Benchmarking of service propositions
  • Profiling of software vendors and IT service suppliers in the IoT
  • Assessment workshops
  • Strategic planning

All-year tracking of IoT market trends

  • Market InSight reports
  • Market sizing and forecast, across 13 countries including a 4-year forecast
  • Vendor database and vendor profiles
  • Dedicated webinars focusing on IoT trends in Germany, France and the UK

Current PAC publications on IoT: