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IoT, edge and big data causes network overload with rearchitecture the answer, report notes

September 09, 2019 / James Bourne

Enterprises are evidently adopting emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing but the network is struggling with the demands being placed upon it. That’s the key finding from a new study by Accenture. The Network Readiness Survey, which was based on a poll of 300 senior IT and business executives, found that while more than three quarters (77%) of organisations have invested in IoT and edge, just over a third (36%) said they were ‘very satisfied’ their network had the capabilities required to support their business needs. Bandwidth scored similarly – only 38% of respondents said they were satisfied while network performance (43%), security (50%) and reliability (50%) fared little better. The report advocated a ‘misalignment between IT and business needs’ as the primary concern, cited by almost half (48%) of those polled. Other key issues included ‘inherent complexities between business requirements and operat...