How to Get the World's Enterprises Ready for IoT

Originally published December 19, 2017

While many enterprise executives relish launching an IoT project soon, the best ROI will go to enterprises with the best installed infrastructure.

Are enterprises ready to make the most of the Internet of Things? While there is no lack of enthusiasm for the expansive benefits IoT promises to deliver, the people working behind the scenes to make it happen understand all too well there is a long road ahead.

IoT initiatives tend to be “high-pressure” projects – “organizations that fail will be a step behind at best; and at worst, could succeed in implementing a solution that undermines network security, overtaxes the company’s resources, or doesn’t deliver true ROI,” state the authors of a recent study on the state of IoT in corporate settings.

The study is based on a recent survey of 400 IT professionals from Spiceworks and Cradlepoint, which finds 32% of organizations already have an IoT implementation in place. Twenty-seven percent of executives indicated that IoT was a primary initiative in the coming year.

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