Are You Ready for the Industrial Age of IoT?

Are You Ready for the Industrial Age of IoT?

Are You Ready for the Industrial Age of IoT?Are You Ready for the Industrial Age of IoT?

The industrial internet of things is appealing to a range of industries, as it focuses on improving operational efficiencies while reducing costs.

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Only 31% of survey respondents are either “very” or “extremely” confident that their current tools and solutions can accommodate the scale and scope of data integration needs over the next 12 to 24 months.

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57% said their organization is either considering or planning an industrial internet of things (IIoT) initiative, and 31% said their company is already either piloting or implementing such a project.

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50% said IIoT tech has the potential to improve operational efficiencies, and 39% said it could reduce operational costs.

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32% said IIoT tech has the potential to create new revenue streams through new products and services, and the same percentage said it can spark innovation.

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Challenges associated with integrating data from disparate sources and systems: 39%. Inability to get concise and actionable details from the vast amount of “noise” received from connected devices and operational systems: 33%. Complexities of industrial data: 32%

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47% said that, without a data management strategy to support IIoT efforts, they will face “lost data” risks that will result in missed opportunities to make strategic business decisions based upon rich data insights.

Strategic Failure: Information OverloadStrategic Failure: Information Overload

40% said that a lack of data management strategy for IIoT will cause their company to get overwhelmed by the data it generates.

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34% said that, without this strategy, unmanaged data will increase security concerns.

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33% said that the absence of such a strategy will cause their company to become marginalized – or disappear entirely.

Strategic Failure: Operations HaltStrategic Failure: Operations Halt

33% said that, without this strategy, systems will breakdown due to a lack of cohesive integration for unstructured and structured data.

Strategic Failure: Intellectual DeclineStrategic Failure: Intellectual Decline

32% said that a lack of such a strategy will result in “brain drain,” with a massive loss off knowledge and competencies when waves of workers retire.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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