Today’s Needs and Tomorrow’s Demands: Uncovering Enterprise Priorities for IoT Adoption

Today's Needs and Tomorrow's Demands: Uncovering Enterprise Priorities for IoT AdoptionEnterprise adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) is on the brink of achieving mainstream status, as evidenced by the steady rise in deployments. Elements fueling this growth include increased demand for affordable networks, greater adoption among key verticals, and the need for specific solutions like asset tracking, which is becoming a top priority for enterprises. There are no signs of slowing down—the global IoT market is projected to reach $875 billion by 2025.

As more IoT deployments become a part of enterprise strategies and timelines, it will become imperative for decision-makers to fully understand and vet the options available across the entire IoT stack. Each enterprise deployment is unique, so a one-size-fits-all approach won’t work. Adding to the complexity is the number of IoT connectivity options in the market, from well-known protocols (LTE and Wi-Fi) to the new and emergent (5G) and those gaining momentum (LoRaWAN).

Although enterprises will require a blend of different technologies to support their IoT solutions, the LoRaWAN protocol for low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) connectivity is poised to play a fundamental role in many enterprise-wide deployments. According to this white paper from Omdia and MachineQ, the complexities tied to the IoT are driving enterprises to seek simplicity, serviceability and scalability. (20 pages)


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