Data sharing is the main driver for IoT projects

ANDY PATRIZIO | December 5, 2018

article image
Enterprises plan to invest more in Internet of Things (IoT)-related technologies in 2019, and more companies are jumping on board the IoT bandwagon. The average investment, however, remains rather modest. So says Zebra Technologies’ second annual Intelligent Enterprise Index (PDF). Zebra specializes in endpoint devices for sectors such as retail, medical, and industrial, so IoT is on its radar. The index is based on 11 metrics, and the survey was done earlier this year with IT leaders from nine different countries. Among Zebra Technologies' findings: Enterprises increased their investments in IoT by 4 percent in 2018 over 2017, spending an average of $4.6 million this year. 38 percent of enterprises have company-wide IoT deployments in production today. 84 percent of enterprises expect to complete their IoT implementations within two years. 82 percent of enterprises share information from their IoT solutions with employees in real time or near real time.

Spotlight

Vertiv Inc.

Vertiv is a niche global integrated technology products and solutions company catering to needs of banking and financial services industry. Our mature and sophisticated product suites enable banks streamline their operations in the areas of Risk Management, Regulatory Reporting and Compliance.

OTHER ARTICLES

Was Your IT Infrastructure Ready for COVID-19?

Article | April 7, 2020

Lockdowns, quarantines, travel bans, restrictions on social life and more. The world is facing one of its biggest challenges right now, something that was predicted multiple times in the past, but something no one paid much attention to until now. The impact on our future life is still up in the air, but what about IT? I have been asking clients and colleagues “What is the real impact of COVID-19 on your IT infrastructure?” for a couple of weeks now, while also trying to get a grasp on what is really happening to both IT professionals and the IT vendor community. While my focus is on data storage, I’m pretty sure that a similar analysis of other areas of IT will lead to the same conclusions. Here is a very basic example.

Read More

Why we need more 5G cyberhacks

Article | February 24, 2020

How secure are 5G networks? That question should be on the lips of every network operator (and their customers) as the next generation of mobile broadband technology is rolled out across the world. While the industry is likely to find out the hard way, there are steps that can be taken to head off potential trouble. One such step is for network technology vendors to open up their systems to ethical hackers to see what happens (a scenario that doesn't happen nearly enough in the industry across all types of network technology). So it was encouraging to see a recent report on what was the world's first 5G cyber hackathon, which was held last November in Oulu, Finland. It was particularly encouraging to see that two of the radio access network market's leaders, Ericsson and Nokia, participated, as more than 80 ethical hackers got stuck into 5G New Radio, non-standalone (NSA) core and 5G fixed wireless access systems to see what vulnerabilities they could uncover.

Read More

Edge computing environments: what you need to know

Article | March 24, 2020

The saying goes: “If you’re not on the edge, you’re taking up too much space”. And compute itself is now moving to the edge, forcing datacentre operators to wring the last drops of productivity from their infrastructure, ahead of a future supporting multi-sensor internet of things (IoT) devices over 5G for machine learning, and even artificial intelligence (AI). Jennifer Cooke, research director of cloud-to-edge datacentre trends at IDC, says datacentre operators need to start thinking about how many systems they will need to roll out, and the people they will need to support them. “Cost becomes the prohibitive factor,”

Read More

What Makes Digital Transformation a Success?

Article | February 18, 2020

Despite more than $5 trillion having been spent on digital transformation efforts, survey after survey shows that successful digital transformations are far and few in-between. By many estimates, more than 50% of digital transformation efforts failed in recent years. While a recent survey conducted by Hanover Research and commissioned by AHEAD, the State of Enterprise Digital Transformation, found that 93% of enterprises are undergoing some digital transformation as they seek to cut costs (77%) and improve customer experience (71%). The survey found 42% of enterprises struggling to reach success as their efforts fall behind or stall.

Read More

Spotlight

Vertiv Inc.

Vertiv is a niche global integrated technology products and solutions company catering to needs of banking and financial services industry. Our mature and sophisticated product suites enable banks streamline their operations in the areas of Risk Management, Regulatory Reporting and Compliance.

Events