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The Business of Enterprise IoT: A survey of US and UK Executives

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Most enterprise IT decision-makers -- 71% -- feel their organization’s Internet of Things (IoT) strategy gives them a competitive edge over their competitors. That’s just one of the insights gathered by research firm Vanson Bourne for Aeris in a study now available. We had 300 executives from the United States and the United Kingdom polled to examine IoT’s perceived impact on business in the year ahead, as well as to determine how perspectives on IoT have evolved since 2013.

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The Business of Enterprise IoT: A survey of US and UK Executives

  1. 1. © 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Business of Enterprise IoT A survey of US and UK Executives October 28, 2015
  2. 2. 2© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Company overview Aeris is a privately held global technology company with three business areas Facilities §  Headquarters in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara) §  Locations in Chicago, UK, India and Tokyo §  NOCs in Santa Clara, Las Vegas, London and Delhi People §  135 people and growing §  > 50% in engineering and operations §  100% IoT focused Enterprise Connectivity-as-a- Service End-to-end IoT Platform-as-a- Service Cloud-based IoT applications and analytics The IoT Platform Company
  3. 3. 3© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. §  Enterprise IoT survey was conducted in August 2015 by Vanson Bourne, Ltd., a technology market research firm based in the UK §  Respondents from 200 US and 100 UK IT decision-makers (IT managers, head of IT, IT directors, CIOs) from large enterprise organizations (1,000 or more employees) §  Respondents are from enterprises within the private sector only, focusing on the following industries evenly: financial services; retail, transport and distribution; manufacturing, and any other commercial sector Survey methodology
  4. 4. 4© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Overall ranked business uses in 2015* 1.  The Internet of Things provides our organization with the opportunity to better meet our business objectives in the next year (74% agree) 2.  Management of device connectivity to reduce operational costs is a major priority in the next year (72% agree) 3.  Our organization's Internet of Things strategy gives us a competitive advantage over our key competitors (71% agree) 4.  Our organization is equipped to oversee the collection, management and storage of data from our device sensors (69% agree) 5.  Our organization is currently leveraging effective analytics to gain visibility into IoT data (69% agree) 6.  Our organization primarily develops IoT and M2M applications in-house (65% agree) * All responses combined
  5. 5. 5© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1.  The Internet of Things provides our organization with the opportunity to better meet our business objectives in the next year (72% agree) 2.  Our organization's Internet of Things strategy gives us a competitive advantage over our key competitors (62% agree) 3.  Our organization is equipped to oversee the collection, management and storage of data from our device sensors (62% agree) 4.  Our organization is currently leveraging effective analytics to gain visibility into IoT data (62% agree) 5.  Management of device connectivity to reduce operational costs is a major priority in the next year (61% agree) 6.  Our organization primarily develops IoT and M2M applications in-house (57% agree) Overall ranked business uses in 2013* * All responses combined
  6. 6. 6© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1.  Ensuring pervasive connectivity, provisioning and device management is a challenge (78% agree) 2.  Developing the IoT application and enabling for different platforms is a challenge (76% agree) 3.  Integrating the IoT application with enterprise-wide data and application systems is a challenge (76% agree) 4.  Collecting, managing and storing the data from the device sensors is a challenge (72% agree) 5.  Analyzing the application-specific sensor data and connectivity data to obtain useful insights is a challenge (72% agree) 6.  Building the IoT device and the required sensor hardware is a challenge (66% agree) Overall ranked challenges in 2015* * All responses combined
  7. 7. 7© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1.  Integrating the IoT application with enterprise-wide data and application systems is a challenge (74% agree) 2.  Building the IoT device and the required sensor hardware is a challenge (72% agree) 3.  Ensuring pervasive connectivity, provisioning and device management is a challenge (71% agree) 4.  Developing the IoT application and enabling for different platforms is a challenge (69% agree) 5.  Collecting, managing and storing the data from the device sensors is a challenge (68% agree) 6.  Analyzing the application-specific sensor data and connectivity data to obtain useful insights is a challenge (68% agree) Overall ranked challenges in 2013* * All responses combined
  8. 8. 8© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Detailed Survey Findings
  9. 9. 9© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. What sectors are likely to see the most returns out of their IoT strategy? Manufacturing along with retail, distribution and transport.
  10. 10. 10© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. What are the business benefits of IoT? For large and small companies. there is double-digit growth in number of those that agree IoT better helps them meet business objectives in the year ahead
  11. 11. 11© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total 1,000-3,000 employees More than 3,000 employees Financial services Manufacturing Retail, distribution and transport Other commercial sector Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree United States & United Kingdom combined The IoT provides our organization with the opportunity to better meet our business objectives in the next year
  12. 12. 12© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The IoT provides our organization with the opportunity to better meet our business objectives in the next year 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Total UK US Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree All industry sectors combined
  13. 13. 13© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Our organization's IoT strategy gives us a competitive advantage over our key competitors 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total 1,000-3,000 employees More than 3,000 employees Financial services Manufacturing Retail, distribution and transport Other commercial sector Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree United States & United Kingdom combined
  14. 14. 14© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Total UK US Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree All industry sectors combined Our organization's IoT strategy gives us a competitive advantage over our key competitors
  15. 15. 15© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Managing devices, connectivity and costs is a growing priority
  16. 16. 16© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Our organization is equipped to oversee the collection, management and storage of data from our device sensors 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total 1,000-3,000 employees More than 3,000 employees Financial services Manufacturing Retail, distribution and transport Other commercial sector Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree United States & United Kingdom combined
  17. 17. 17© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Our organization is equipped to oversee the collection, management and storage of data from our device sensors 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Total UK US Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree All industry sectors combined
  18. 18. 18© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Management of device connectivity to reduce operational costs is a major priority in the next year 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total 1,000-3,000 employees More than 3,000 employees Financial services Manufacturing Retail, distribution and transport Other commercial sector Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree United States & United Kingdom combined
  19. 19. 19© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Management of device connectivity to reduce operational costs is a major priority in the next year 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total UK US Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree All industry sectors combined
  20. 20. 20© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Ensuring pervasive connectivity, provisioning and device management is a challenge 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Total 1,000-3,000 employees More than 3,000 employees Financial services Manufacturing Retail, distribution and transport Other commercial sector Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree United States & United Kingdom combined
  21. 21. 21© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Ensuring pervasive connectivity, provisioning and device management is a challenge 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total UK US Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree All industry sectors combined
  22. 22. 22© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Big data, big problem? Are organizations effectively handling and analyzing the data?
  23. 23. 23© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Collecting, managing and storing the data from the device sensors is a challenge 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Total 1,000-3,000 employees More than 3,000 employees Financial services Manufacturing Retail, distribution and transport Other commercial sector Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree United States & United Kingdom combined
  24. 24. 24© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Collecting, managing and storing the data from the device sensors is a challenge 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total UK US Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree All industry sectors combined
  25. 25. 25© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Analyzing the application-specific sensor data and connectivity data to obtain useful insights is a challenge 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total 1,000-3,000 employees More than 3,000 employees Financial services Manufacturing Retail, distribution and transport Other commercial sector Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree United States & United Kingdom combined
  26. 26. 26© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Analyzing the application-specific sensor data and connectivity data to obtain useful insights is a challenge 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total UK US Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree All industry sectors combined
  27. 27. 27© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Our organization is currently leveraging effective analytics to gain visibility into IoT data 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total 1,000-3,000 employees More than 3,000 employees Financial services Manufacturing Retail, distribution and transport Other commercial sector Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree United States & United Kingdom combined
  28. 28. 28© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Our organization is currently leveraging effective analytics to gain visibility into IoT data 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total UK US Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree All industry sectors combined
  29. 29. 29© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Challenges when building and developing for IoT
  30. 30. 30© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Building the IoT device and the required sensor hardware is a challenge 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Total 1,000-3,000 employees More than 3,000 employees Financial services Manufacturing Retail, distribution and transport Other commercial sector Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree United States & United Kingdom combined
  31. 31. 31© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Building the IoT device and the required sensor hardware is a challenge 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Total UK US Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree All industry sectors combined
  32. 32. 32© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Developing the IoT application and enabling for different platforms is a challenge 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Total 1,000-3,000 employees More than 3,000 employees Financial services Manufacturing Retail, distribution and transport Other commercial sector Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree United States & United Kingdom combined
  33. 33. 33© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Developing the IoT application and enabling for different platforms is a challenge 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total UK US Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree All industry sectors combined
  34. 34. 34© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Integrating the IoT application with enterprise-wide data and application systems is a challenge 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total 1,000-3,000 employees More than 3,000 employees Financial services Manufacturing Retail, distribution and transport Other commercial sector Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree United States & United Kingdom combined
  35. 35. 35© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Integrating the IoT application with enterprise-wide data and application systems is a challenge 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total UK US Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree All industry sectors combined
  36. 36. 36© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Bah Humbug! More pessimism in the UK compared to the US when it comes to IoT
  37. 37. 37© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Our organization primarily develops IoT and M2M applications in-house 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total 1,000-3,000 employees More than 3,000 employees Financial services Manufacturing Retail, distribution and transport Other commercial sector Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree United States & United Kingdom combined
  38. 38. 38© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Our organization primarily develops IoT and M2M applications in-house 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Total UK US Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree All industry sectors combined
  39. 39. 39© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Learn more; get the survey infographic: http://www.aeris.com/m2m-resources/
  40. 40. 40© 2015 Aeris Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 2350 Mission College Boulevard Suite 600 Santa Clara, CA 95054 Thank You

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