Zebra Technologies study reveals that the number of “Intelligent” APAC Enterprise companies are 10 percent more than 2017
The research conducted by Zebra Technologies, over two months of time period, revealed that their was an increase in “Intelligent Enterprise” Companies. Companies that scored more than 75 points on the overall Index were defined as an “intelligent enterprise” which doubled to 10 percent in 2018. In Asia-pacific, there was a spike in the number of companies that were rated as truly “intelligent” – moving up from 20 percent to 22 percent this year. The average Asia-pacific score increased from 49 points in 2017 to 63 points in 2018, underscoring the rapid adoption of Internet of Things (IOT) solutions in the region. The Index measures to what extent companies today are meeting the criteria that define today Intelligent Enterprise. Overall, the Index reveals year-over-year growth of Internet of Things (IOT) deployment and investment, highlighting new momentum as enterprises expect less resistance to adoption and increasingly acknowledge IOT solutions as a core component for driving future growth across their organizations.
The online survey was conducted from Aug. 6 - Sept. 14, 2018 across different sectors, including healthcare, manufacturing, retail and transportation and logistics. In total, 918 IT decision makers from nine countries were interviewed, including the U.S., U.k./great Britain, France, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, and Japan.
Eleven factors that determined a company as an Intelligent Enterprise were: IOT Vision, Business Engagement, Technology Solution Partner, Adoption Plan, Change Management Plan, Point of use Application, Security & Standards, Lifetime Plan, Architecture/ Infrastructure, Data Plan and Intelligent Analysis. These criteria were identified by executives, industry experts and policymakers from different industries at the 2016 Strategic Innovation Symposium, The Intelligent Enterprise was hosted by Zebra in collaboration with the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH).
Key Findings were:
• IOT investments are boosting, and resistance to adoption is at a low.
• 91% expect that the numbers will increase in the coming years
• 48% are of the opinion that their IOT investments are going to increase by 11-20%.
• 69% have visionary approach for IOT and are executing IOT plans
• 32 % of the respondents provide insights to the front-line workers of their companies. In Asia-pacific, this stands at 41 percent and has increased by 7% from last year’s index.
• 52 percent of respondents globally say information from their IOT solutions is shared with employees in real or near-real time. Real-time analytics (66 percent) and security (63 percent) were reported as the most prevalent elements of a company’s data management plan.
Security is a top priority across the enterprises. The Index revealed an 18 percentage increase in the number of companies that are constantly –monitoring their IOT security to ensure privacy and integrity. In Asia-pacific, it has increased by 20% as compared to last year.
On the basis of data derived from the survey and the constant need of technology that adapts to IOT, Zebra has launched its new technology called Zebra Savanna. This technology platform aggregates and analyzes raw edge data from devices to deliver real-time insight. Integrates into current infrastructure, leveraging existing hardware, software systems of record and data ecosystems to create a holistic enterprise perspective, making businesses smarter and more profitable.
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