According to a study, the Internet of Things is driving the spending of companies in areas such as storage, network end, infrastructure and cloud to address the data management needs that the IoT generates.
The huge amounts of data created by the Internet of Things (IoT) are already having a significant impact on business IT. This is the strong point of the consulting firm 451 Research in its latest report, which reveals that this is causing the organizations that deploy IoT to raise their storage capacity (32.4%) for the next twelve months, (30.2%), server infrastructure (29.4%) and cloud infrastructure premise (27.2%) to help manage the IoT data storm. In addition, company analysts confirm that spending in this area remains strong, with 65.6% of respondents planning to increase their investment in the next twelve months; while only 2.7% studied a reduction.
The document published by 451 Research confirms that IT-centric projects are the dominant use cases of IoT; in particular, data center management and security monitoring and monitoring. However, after two years, automation of facilities is likely to be the most popular use case, and line-of-business-centered supply chain management is expected to move from six to three.
On the other hand, the paper concludes that the collection, storage, transport and analysis of IoT data affect all aspects of the IT infrastructure. Most companies say they initially store (53.1%) and analyze (59.1%) IoT data in a company-owned data center. Subsequently, they remain there for two-thirds of the organizations, while almost a third of the respondents move them to a public cloud.
Of course, this study reveals that, once IoT data move beyond operational and real-time uses, and the focus is on historical use cases such as regulatory reporting and trend analysis, storage cloud offers companies greater flexibility and significant long-term savings. However, despite this centralization of the IoT data, slightly less than half of the respondents say that they perform IoT data processing at the edge, either in the device (22.2%) or in the infrastructure of nearby IT (23.3%).
Finally, the search for skilled IoT workers remains a challenge for organizations, according to this study, as nearly half of respondents say they face a shortage of skills for IoT-related tasks, with data analysis capabilities, security and virtualization the most demanded.
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