The Biggest Impediment To IoT Adoption, According to Twitterers

IoT in general and Big Data in particular has been a top concern among many businesses globally in 2015. While some IT industry think tanks like Gartner keep viewing IoT as one of the main digital trends for 2016, the chance is slim that the Internet of Things will go mainstream in the corporate world next year. Factors that are keeping the IoT industry from booming and evolving at a rapid pace are pretty clear, but we've decided to approach our Twitter followers and ask them to name today's one biggest impediment to the IoT adoption within organizations. We've received 92 answers from some of the most active Twitterers and would like to share our survey results with you.

No surprise, most of IoT / digital experts we'd polled - 45% - pointed to "security and privacy issues" as the main gatekeeper to the IoT evolution. Further, 23% pointed to "lack of standards" and 15% of Twitterers named "lack of decision makers' understanding of IoT and buy-in" as the top reason holding back the IoT mass adoption. Yet, 13% of the Intersog survey participants mentioned other IoT inhibitors (see below).

IoT evolution inhibitors 2015

Now let's see some of the responses that are actually included in this 13%:

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Other interesting comments we've received from the fellow Twitterers are:

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And what do you think will be the biggest inhibitor to the IoT mass adoption in 2016?

Vik is our Brand Journalist and Head of Online Marketing / PR with 11+ years of international experience in IT B2B. He's also a guest blog contributor to Business2community, SitePoint, Journal of mHealth, Wearable Valley and other IT portals. You can contact him directly on LinkedIn.

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