Why more organisations are understanding the benefits of becoming an ‘intelligent enterprise’
If you want to become an ‘intelligent enterprise’ – one where the physical and digital worlds are connected to drive innovation via real-time guidance, data-powered environments and collaborative mobile workflows – then time is running out to be ahead of your peers.
According to new research published by Zebra Technologies, the number of firms who are becoming intelligent enterprises has doubled year over year.
The company released the results of its second annual ‘Intelligent Enterprise Index’, which essentially measures to what extent companies are presenting meeting the criteria that defines today’s intelligent enterprises. In total, the index reveals year-on-year growth of IoT deployment and investment, highlighting new momentum as enterprises expect less resistance to adoption and increasingly acknowledge IoT solutions as a core component for driving future growth across their organisations.
In the survey, the findings reveal that expenditure on IoT increased 4% on a year-over-year basis, whereas 86% of surveyed organisations expect that number to increase in the next two years. More than half (52%) of the global respondents say that information from their IoT solutions is shared with employees in real or near-real time, which represents a 37% increase from 2017’s index. This highlights the increased need for collaborative mobile workflows. Additionally, two-thirds of those surveyed have established a plan on how to organise and analyse their data, which is a 10% increase compared with 2017.
“As new technologies continue to transform the front line of business, real-time data-driven signals at the edge of operations are empowering front line workers with the right information to optimise actions and outcomes,” said Tom Bianculli, Zebra chief technology officer. “Based on our second annual index, it’s clear that more companies acknowledge the value of leveraging IoT strategies, and they will continue to propel adoption and investment in the future.”
Research earlier this month from Dynatrace, who polled 800 global CIOs at businesses with more than 1,000 employees, found that three quarters fear performance problems with IoT rollouts could ‘significantly’ damage business operations and revenues. 78% of those surveyed said they feared their organisations were rolling out IoT strategies without having a plan in place to manage their complexity, while 70% were concerned at how IT could react to changing consumer needs.
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