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IoT projects dogged by security and analytics woes, says IDC

January 21, 2019 / Staff Writers

Almost half of Australian organisations have deployed at least one internet of things solution, according to analyst firm IDC, but those efforts often prove disappointing and/or scarily revealing. The firm’s “2018-2019 Global IoT Decision Maker Survey”, released today, found “46.5 percent of Australian enterprises have deployed at least one IoT solution and are planning on expanding their systems.” But those plans are being put on hold because early deployments have taught users some harsh lessons. "Companies are finding that their proof-of-concept projects are revealing wider issues around security and infrastructure that must be addressed in order for them to deploy commercial scale IoT systems,” said IDC's ANZ Practice Research Manager Monica Collier. Collier also said that organisations have struggled to turn data gathered from IoT projects into useful insights, in part because they can’t collect enough data or integrate it effecti...