Time is the only resource we can’t get back. That’s why IoT is booming. According to Forrester, the market for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) alone could grow to 123 billion US dollars next year. But whether for Connected Industry, Connected Building and Connected Car or Smart Cities, Smart Energy, Smart Agriculture and Smart Retail – the real challenge to exploit the potential of IIoT is real time. This means that in order to remain competitive, companies must focus on minimizing as much as possible any unnecessary loss of time in their processes. For this they need connectivity, intelligence and automation. And platforms, for example for the development and integration of new apps and cloud services in order to make these applications available quickly. In the Open Telekom Cloud, for example, their configuration is automated via APIs. And these are the interfaces to a defined, agile provision of IT resources. In this sense, real time means for companies in the first step that someone has to train them accordingly. Not least for this empowering of a better performance of our customers, we have built an excellent IoT platform, combined with modern connectivity and are already very well prepared for 5G as the future real time communications standard.