A survey of senior-level, experienced Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) decision-makers and influencers
in the manufacturing, oil and gas (O&G), and transportation industries confirms that IIoT has progressed
beyond hype to widespread use. Eighty six percent of participants in the Bsquare 2017 Annual IIoT Maturity Survey have adopted IIoT solutions and 84% believe their solutions are very or extremely effective. Almost all respondents believe that the technology provides a significant or tremendous global impact on their industry and that setting clear business objectives prior to deployment, such as better managing devices, increasing production volume, or reducing operating costs, is an important driver of deployment maturity and return on investment (ROI). Fewer than 2% of respondents are not considering an implementation within the next 12 months.