Project Process

MSc Management of Projects-Business Projects Involving IS/IT

Question and Requirement: Managing the Internet of Things: Is it a strategic tool?
Please provide a Report (Essay) from your findings (understanding) based on the research that you have performed to answer the research question: Is the Internet of Things critical to business success and possibly to business Survival? Please ensure that your recommendations are based on systematic investigation of the subject area
Word limit: 1400 – 1600 words.
Project Brief:
Harvard Business Review in November 2014 (Volume 92, issue 11) publication has initiated a debate in the Spotlight section about “Managing the Internet of Things”.
The contributors to the debate and their articles are:
I sent following 4 important articles to you,must read it?thanks
1. Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann, ‘How Smart, Connected Products Are
Transforming Competition’ (page 64).
2. Marco lansiti and Karim R. Lakhani Digital Ubiquity: ‘How Connections, Sensors, and Data Are Revolutionizing Business’ (page 90).
3. Alex “Sandy” Pentland, interviewed by Scott Berinato. ‘With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility’ (page 100).
There is a further recent publication on Harvard Business Review which deserves your attention:
4. Michael E. Porter, and James E. Heppelmann, ‘How Smart, Connected Products Are
Transforming Companies’ Harvard Business Review, October 2015 (Vol. 93 Issue 10), p96-114.
Please download the articles (from the University of Manchester online Journals) and study these articles carefully; and do further research preferably using refereed journal articles.

Please provide a Report (Essay) from your findings (understanding) based on the research that you have performed to answer the research question: Is the Internet of Things critical to business success and possibly to business Survival? Please ensure that your recommendations are based on systematic investigation of the subject area.