May - June, 2017
According to a recent study from Aruba
Networks, IoT adoption in several sectors
is widespread – exceeding 70 percent in
the enterprise workplace, for example,
and more than 60 percent in the industrial
sector – and mass adoption is expected
by 2019. Overall, more than half of busi-
nesses have implemented some kind of
IoT solution (and another 32 percent plan
to implement it within the next two years).
Many of the respondents reported
that IoT returns higher ROI or greater in-
novation than anticipated. Post-adoption,
32 percent of executives said that they
realized profit increases. Similarly, 29
percent of executives expected busi-
ness efficiency improvements, whereas
46 percent experienced efficiency gains.
Twenty-eight percent expected innova-
tion increases, and 48 percent reported
more innovation. More than three quar-
ters say IoT in the workplace has im-
proved the effectiveness of their IT team.
About 72 percent of companies sur-
veyed have implemented a smart work-
place IoT strategy for productivity and ef-
ficiency, from air conditioning and lighting
systems (56 percent) to personal mobile
devices (51 percent).
When it comes to verticals, in the in-
dustrial sector, 62 percent of respondents
have implemented IoT, with monitoring
and maintaining industrial functions iden-
tified as the most prevalent use case.
Use of IP-based surveillance cameras
for security is still in its infancy, with only
he enterprise market for the Internet of things (IoT) is
buzzing, with adoption continuing apace. While it’s a
nascent space for channel partners, there are increasing
opportunities for them to participate in the growth.