Internet of Things (IoT) architectures are in strong demand - IDC estimates spending in the European market was at $78.9 billion in 2014 and forecasts it to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 29% over the next five years. This paper provides a definition of IoT and describes where that paradigm sits in respect to digital transformation and IDC's "Innovation Accelerators" vision. In addition, it provides a view on how IoT applies pressure on the software back-end, requiring users to come up with new approaches to their middleware and cloud strategies. The second part of the paper looks at Eurotech's role as a supplier of IoT solutions, specifically with its Everyware offering. It provides a summary of Eurotech's differentiation and on the role its partnership with Red Hat plays in this context. Finally, it provides essential guidance to end-user organizations that are looking to deploy IoT architectures.