Cisco features research conducted with Illuminas at The IoT World Forum (IoTWF) 2017 in London

Many new technology advances ride the hype curve for a period of time before they become a core part of enterprise data centers and IT strategy.  Think virtualized infrastructure, mobility, video, cloud and now the Internet of Things.  While there is still plenty of hype in the media about IoT, enterprises have moved rapidly past the hype to embrace IoT in core parts of their businesses.

As part of its Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF), Cisco wanted to shed new light on how enterprises are embracing IoT.  Previous studies have explored the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ of IoT, but not the how of taking an IoT initiative from concept, to pilot to scale.

In order to explore how organizations are moving IoT initiatives from concept to scale, Cisco partnered with Illuminas to conduct a phone-to-web survey among IT and business decision makers in the US, UK and India. The survey included topics such as: What IoT initiatives have been launched, completed or planned? Which factors are drivers of success for IoT initiatives? Are there any barriers experienced during the implementation of IoT initiatives? Where in the stages from pilot to full scale roll out are the biggest challenges experienced? How is IoT data being used to drive decision-making and business outcomes?

Highlights from the study were shared at the IoT World Forum in London and were also published in this recent press release by Cisco.

About the event:

The Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) is an industry event hosted by Cisco. The IoTWF is a thought leadership forum designed to explore the impact of IoT on Businesses. The event is attended by key stakeholders and innovators in business, government, and academia. IoTWF brings industry leaders together to collaborate, network, partner, and solve the challenges facing IoT.

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