Spend Makes Inroads
February 23, 2017
of Things (IoT) infrastructure spending is making inroads into
enterprise IT budgets across a diverse set of industry verticals.
International Data Corporation (IDC) has just released the results of a
U.S. survey, IoT IT Infrastructure Survey, which finds that improved
business offerings, IoT data management, and new networking elements are
key to a successful IoT initiative within an enterprise.
The new survey examines current and future plans of IT end users for IoT
infrastructure and provides analysis on IT organizations' knowledge of
IoT, their plans to deploy an IoT strategy in the next 24 months, and
which vendors are best suited to influence end user IoT initiatives.
"Given the strong uptake in IoT based technology solutions, enterprise
IT buyers are looking for vendors who can add IoT capabilities to the
current networking and edge IT infrastructure," said Sathya Atreyam,
research manager, Mobile and IoT Infrastructure. "Further, success of
IoT initiatives will also depend on how IT buyers can effectively
leverage newer frameworks of low power connectivity mechanisms, network
virtualization, data analytics at the edge, and cloud-based platforms."
Additional findings from the survey include the following:
- Telecom service providers,
high-tech, manufacturing, and construction industries emerged as top
verticals actively deploying IoT solutions.
will be a rise in demand for newer networking elements that can
address the needs of IoT traffic behavior.
- WiFi and Bluetooth low energy
(BLE) are top contenders as preferred IoT connectivity mechanisms.
However, long-range, wide-area networks (LoRaWAN) and narrowband IoT
(NB-IoT) are equally poised to give a tough fight to WiFi and BLE
- Data analytics, correlation,
and pattern recognition capabilities at point-of-data creation
proves to be a key decision factor in vendor evaluation.
- There will be a significant
shift towards edge server deployments as well as broader adoption of
public cloud-based services for IoT.
"The survey revealed
that IoT will have significant impact on end users' decisions and
strategies related to IT infrastructure across all three major
technology domains: networking, software, and storage," said Natalya
Yezhkova, research director, Storage. "Increase in budgets, broader
adoption of public cloud, and open source solutions are the most
anticipated results of IoT initiatives."