Download the Cradlepoint Business Intelligence Report, “State of IoT 2018“.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises businesses the ability to see, measure, control, or profit from actions that take place in their enterprises. The far-reaching potential of IoT has invigorated decision makers at all organizational levels, and IoT deployments are now perhaps the most anticipated initiatives of IT departments today. Deployments that succeed today will be poised to ride the wave of digital transformation with even newer technologies, like future 5G wireless networks.
A Cradlepoint Business Intelligence Report—”State of IoT 2018“—takes a snapshot of the IoT market today, focusing on where organizations stand with regard to IoT implementations. It looks at top industries for IoT implementation, finding that a key driver for IoT adoption is cost-savings potential (which becomes a theme throughout the report). The report also looks at implementation by company size, finding that large enterprises have clearly taken the lead; as well as implementation by application, finding that many organizations are choosing to build and manage IoT systems in-house—even though IT departments are looking forward to the cloud. The survey reveals a clear confidence gap between IT leaders and IT doers.
The report takes a deeper dive into IoT adoption, noting that measuring IoT deployment rates is insufficient: The industry also needs to understand where IoT stands among companies’ many competing priorities, who is driving adoption, and why. A key finding among survey respondents, for example, is that return on investment (ROI) and security are the top factors they consider when preparing for IoT implementation. They are the top two issues catalyzing IoT adoption.
Cradlepoint stresses that IT leaders driving IoT adoption must make every effort to convene all stakeholders, including IT staff, for an expectation-setting discussion.
The report offers a selection of pertinent ROI and security questions to ask during such a strategic risk assessment—involving business cases, metrics and benchmarks, network support capabilities, acceptable levels of downtime, overall security strategy, risk assessments, worst-case scenarios, and so on.
Read the full “State of IoT 2018” to gain a thorough understanding of the market, as well as a series of strong recommendations for your IoT future. The report’s best practices will help you mitigate the potential for a massive security incident and increase the odds of achieving ROI on IoT systems.