IoT adoption survey offers insight into industry landscape

March 10, 2020 //By Rich Pell
IoT adoption survey offers insight into industry landscape
Not-for-profit corporation The Eclipse Foundation, a steward of the Eclipse open source software development community, has announced the release of the results of its first annual Internet of Things (IoT) Commercial Adoption survey.

The survey’s objective, says the organization, was to gain a better understanding of the IoT industry landscape by identifying the requirements, priorities, and challenges faced by organizations that are deploying and using commercial IoT solutions, including those based on open source technologies. The survey is distinct and separate from the organization's IoT Developer Survey, which the Eclipse Foundation has conducted for the last six years.

“The Internet of Things is clearly one of the major technology trends today and a ubiquitous buzzword,” says Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. “This survey, which we hope will be the first of an annual tradition, seeks to provide real insights into what organizations are doing with the IoT right now and their plans for production deployments.”

Conducted from October 7 to December 2, 2019, the online survey comprises results from 366 individuals from a broad set of industries and organizations. The survey data, says the organization, offers the following top conclusions:

  • IoT is real and adoption is growing, if slower than the hype would indicate. Just under 40% are deploying IoT solutions today and another 22% plan to start deploying IoT within the next two years.
  • Caution rules in the IoT market, with 30% of organizations planning to spend less than $100,000 in the next year.
  • IoT investment is on the rise, with 40% of organizations planning to increase their IoT spending in the next fiscal year.
  • Open source pervades IoT with 60% of companies factoring open source into their IoT deployment plans.
  • Hybrid clouds lead the way for IoT deployments. Overall, AWS, Azure, and GCP are the leading cloud platforms for IoT implementations.

The survey data also includes details on IoT adoption by industry, top concerns by commercial IoT adopters, and breakdowns by organizational role. For more, interested parties can download the IoT Commercial Adoption Survey 2019 Results .

“This survey is one of the first to truly tap into


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