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Survey Analysis: The Internet of Things Is a Revolution Waiting to Happen

Published: 19 January 2015

ID: G00272799

Analyst(s): Stephen Kleynhans , Nick Jones , Leif-Olof Wallin


Gartner's recent survey on the Internet of Things revealed that the IoT will have a major impact on many organizations. Most organizations, however, are at a very early stage in their thinking, with limited understanding of the business implications and no clear leadership for their IoT efforts.

Table Of Contents

Data Insights

  • The Expected Business Impact of the IoT
    • The IoT Will Take a Long Time to Mature
    • The IoT Will Have a Major Business Impact
    • Attitudes Toward the IoT Vary Widely by Industry
    • Industries That Expect the Least Impact From the IoT Include Government, Education, Banking and Insurance
  • Which Aspects of the Industry Will Be Affected?
  • IoT Awareness and Leadership
  • Understanding the Potential of the IoT
    • Staff With an IT Role Say They Have the Best Understanding of the IoT's Potential
    • Respondents Were Pessimistic About the Level of Understanding Leaders Exhibited
    • Respondents With a Blended Business and IT Role Were More Charitable When Rating the IoT Understanding of Others
    • Respondents Were Pessimistic About Average Non-IT Workers' Knowledge of the IoT
    • Understanding of the IoT Varied by Industry
    • Board of Directors' Understanding Was Rated as Better in Industries With Tangible Products and Services
  • Skills and Staffing
  • Risks and Concerns
  • Methodology

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