Microsoft Azure – IoT Signals Report

Readers may be interested in a report produced by Micorosoft Azure – the IoT Signals Report. The goal of this report is to better serve partners and customers, as well as help business leaders develop their own IoT strategies.  Microsoft commissioned Hypothesis Group, an insights, design, and strategy agency, to execute the IoT Signals research.

A 20-minute online survey was conducted with over 3,000 decision makers at enterprise companies across the US, UK, Germany, France, China, and Japan who were currently involved in IoT. The research included business decision makers (BDMs), IT decision makers (ITDMs), and developers from a range of industries such as manufacturing, retail/wholesale, government, transportation, healthcare, and more.

In the commercial arena, the Internet of Things continues to grow in popularity. Business decision makers, IT decision makers, and developers at enterprise-size commercial organizations are incorporating IoT into their businesses at high rates, and the overwhelming majority is satisfied with the business results. As an outcome, companies are increasingly eager to adopt IoT.

The enthusiasm for IoT adoption is global, and it also crosses industries. Among the enterprise IoT decision makers we surveyed, 85% say they have at least one IoT project in either the learning, proof of concept, purchase, or use phase, with many reporting they have one or more projects currently in ‘use’.

Adoption rates are similar across surveyed countries (US, UK, Germany, France, China, and Japan) and core industries (manufacturing, retail/wholesale, transportation, government, and healthcare).

The report can be read in full here. 


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