IoT in NZ about to become mainstream, says IDC

According to IDC more than half of organisations in New Zealand see the Internet of Things (IoT) as being strategic for their business, and have either deployed IoT systems or plan to do so in the next 12 months.

“Only 11 percent of [NZ] organisations surveyed have launched IoT solutions, with an additional 55 percent looking to deploy in the next 12 months,” IDC said. “Fifty percent of respondents see IoT as strategic to their business as a means to compete more effectively.”

Those conclusions come from the 160 NZ responses to IDC’s 2016 Global IoT Decision Maker Survey, its third. The survey covered responses from enterprises where respondents were moderately to very familiar with the term ‘Internet of Things’ and managed a minimum of 100 employees. Respondents were required to be involved in IT and/or business decisions at their company.

IDC said the survey results “show that the market is pivoting away from proof of concept projects to scalable Internet of Things (IoT) deployments that are incorporating cloud, analytics, and security capabilities.”

Topics covered in the survey include: levels of enterprise awareness of IoT; deployment plans; IoT adoption drivers and inhibitors; perceptions of IoT vendors and vendor selection criteria; organisational factors; and security, cloud, and analytics requirements.

Monica Collier, IDC’s research manager, telecommunications, said: "This year we see confirmation that vendors who lead with a strong ecosystem of partners and the ability to demonstrate real RoI are the ones who will be considered as critical partners in an organisation’s IoT investment. We also note that traditional IT vendors and analytics providers are leading the discussion around IoT solutions."

Copyright © 2016 IDG Communications, Inc.

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