IoT Partners

Given the challenges organizations see when securing the IoT, finding an IoT partner is a valuable tool. IoT partners maximize the potential of IoT, as shown by the vast majority of organizations partnering mostly through cloud service providers and IoT service providers. Organizations value working alongside IoT specialists who have needed skills to help improve IoT deployment.

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The significant majority (95%) of decision makers report that their organization partners with other organizations regarding IoT and they partner with three other types of organizations, on average. Around half partner with cloud service providers (52%) or IoT service providers (50%) and nearly a third (31%) partner with IoT security specialists.

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According to almost half of the decision makers whose organization partners with other organizations regarding IoT, they have partners because they have the skills/knowledge that their organizations do not (47%) or to facilitate and speed up IoT deployment (46%). Decision makers’ organizations need to ensure that they have the right help and expertize to ensure that they do not fall behind their competitors.

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Only a third (33%) of decision makers whose organization uses IoT and partners with other organizations regarding IoT say that their organization has complete control over the data that their IoT products/services collect as it moves from partner to partner.

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In addition, the vast majority (96%) of decision makers whose organization partners with other organizations regarding IoT think that their organization could improve the way that it partners with other organizations in relation to IoT. Approaching six in ten report that better guidance from IoT security experts (57%) or more transparency over data security (55%) could help.