71 Percent of Enterprises Capturing Data for IoT; Security, ROI Concerns Remain High
According to 451 Research, enterprises expect to increase their Internet of Things investment by 33 percent during the next 12 months.
Dec 22, 2016—
451 Research's latest Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things (IoT) Organizational Dynamics survey of nearly 1,000 enterprise IT buyers worldwide reveals that 71% of enterprises are gathering data for IoT initiatives today. This is a three percentage point increase from the previous quarter's Voice of the Enterprise: IoT Workloads and Key Projects survey.
Security remains a concern, with 50% of respondents citing it as the top impediment to IoT deployments. This was followed closely by 41% who cited IoT's lack of perceived Return on Investment (ROI) and benefits.
Nonetheless, organizations are forging ahead with IoT initiatives and opening their wallets to support IoT deployments. Enterprise IT respondents with IoT initiatives underway expect their mean IoT-related spending to grow by a robust 33% over the next 12 months.
451 Research's latest study indicates that IoT deployments and usage will be particularly strong in enterprise initiatives around data and transactional intensive workload categories, such as data analytics and security. IoT-specific projects include things like data collection and analysis of financial, healthcare or industrial functions; the uptime/reliability of mission-critical line of business servers and applications; as well as monitoring the efficiency and costs related to a specific business operation or department such as a hospital emergency room.
Furthermore, there is a distinct and significant portion of IoT transitions occurring organically as Enterprises' IT systems, networks and infrastructures are naturally becoming IoT-en¬abled by intelligent sensors and predictive analytics capabilities embedded in IT equipment, such as semiconductors, motherboards, devices (e.g., cameras and HVAC systems), servers, applications, smartphones, switches and routers.
"When it comes to IoT adoption, pragmatism rules," said Laura DiDio, Research Director at 451 Research and lead author of the study. "The survey data indicates enterprises currently use IoT for practical technology purposes that have an immediate and tangible impact on daily operational business efficiencies, economies of scale and increasing the revenue stream."
The survey reveals that data analytics is playing an increasingly crucial role in delivering value to IoT ecosystems with 69% of respondents using data from IoT endpoints (e.g., security and compliance) to reduce risk.
Other highlights from the 451 Research Voice of the Enterprise: IoT – Organizational Dynamics survey:
The Voice of the Enterprise: IoT Organizational Dynamics study focuses on enterprise end-user adoption and the business and technology drivers associated with IoT and related data analytics adoption and challenges. Based on research conducted in August through October 2016 with nearly 1,000 enterprise IT professionals worldwide, the quarterly study combines 451 Research's analysis with survey responses and in-depth interviews from a panel of more than 48,000 senior IT buyers and enterprise technology executives.
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