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New Study Shows IOT Impacting IT Departments, But Major Challenges Remain
Foster City, CA –April 12, 2016: The widely touted IOT market is starting to have an impact in businesses across the US, but not necessarily in the ways many people have predicted. A recently completed survey of 620 professionals involved with IOT within their respective organizations, conducted by TECHnalysis Research, found that IOT is starting to drive key technologies out of the traditional realm of IT departments and into the arms of companies’ operations groups (sometimes called OT). In fact, 2/3 of all IOT projects in both medium (100-999 employees) and large (1,000+ employees) organizations are managed outside of IT.
Specifically, as the chart below illustrates, about 42% of IOT projects are managed by Operations/Facilities/Manufacturing departments within an organization, another 33% by IT and the remaining 25% by Line of Business or Business Strategy departments.
The study also found that 61% of respondents believed IOT is an important or even essential part of their company’s strategies and goals. The clear implication, then, is that IT departments are starting to see the control of critical technologies move outside their direct reach.
Despite the lofty goals, however, the study also confirmed that many companies are still facing some serious real-world challenges and skepticism around the effectiveness of their efforts. As one survey respondent wrote, “I think what we’re trying to do [with IOT] is very exciting, but I am skeptical if the data that it will produce will be valuable or if it will show the same thing as our old data.”
Founded by technology market research veteran Bob O’Donnell, TECHnalysis Research, LLC provides strategic consulting and market research services to the technology industry and professional financial community. Building on a deep understanding of critical technology and business trends, in conjunction with hard-hitting, original research, the firm provides unique "out-of-the-box" perspectives that are still grounded in the practical realities of the technology, media and telecom markets.
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