Most enterprises use Internet of Things devices

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Even though IoT is an emerging industry, it is already being used by 65 percent of enterprises for business purposes, 451 Research claimed on Wednesday.

According to the research company’s report, there are a couple of device types being used to gather valuable data:

  • Datacenter IT equipment (51 percent)
  • Camera and surveillance equipment (34 percent)
  • Datacenter facilities equipment (33 percent)
  • Smartphones and other end-user devices (29 percent)

Manufacturing businesses collect 49 percent of data from factory equipment, while healthcare organizations take 49 per cent of data from medical devices.

The data itself is split into three categories:

  • Gathered from machines for business use (71.5 percent)
  • Gathered from the environment (20 percent)
  • Gathered from humans and animals (8.5 percent)

The biggest advantage of IoT is risk reduction, cited by 66 percent of business respondents. Optimizing operations (63 percent), developing new or enhancing existing products or services (33 percent), and enhancing customer targeting (21 percent), were also mentioned as key advantages.

"Our survey shows that connected endpoint scenarios vary immensely from traditional use cases such as IP connected cameras, building automation, warehouse automation and telematics to emerging industrial use cases such as crop monitoring and remote patient monitoring", said Dan Harrington, Research Director at 451 Research.

"Organizations are both enhancing their already connected endpoints with greater capabilities as well as connecting new objects with sensors and circuitry to derive net new value for the business".

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