Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 57 - Page 44

FEATURE : IOT

IOT HAS EVOLVED IN THE PAST TWO YEARS , ESPECIALLY IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE ( CEE ), WHERE ORGANISATIONS NEEDED TO CATCH UP WITH MORE ADVANCED COUNTRIES IN WESTERN EUROPE .

The Journey to IoT Maturity , a follow-up to Wi-SUN ’ s ‘ state of the nation ’ IoT study in 2017 , is based on interviews with IT decision-makers from UK and US IoT adopters within key industries , including energy and utilities , state and local government , construction , technology and telecommunications . The clear signal is that IoT is now a bigger IT priority than ever for organisations across all sectors .
Those respondents ranking security as one of their top three challenges when rolling out IoT fell from 58 % in 2017 to 24 % in 2022 , while the proportion of respondents viewing it as a technical challenge also dropped from 65 % in 2017 to 42 % this year , indicating fewer concerns but still highlighting it as an issue . Companies might be less worried about security , but it is still on their risk list .
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