In this ESG Video, ESG's Bob Laliberte discusses upcoming ESG Research on the IoT and OT Market.
Connected IoT and OT devices are becoming pervasive across many industries. Research tells us that those numbers will only continue to grow. This growth is driving the requirement for network connectivity (wired or wireless) to these devices and the need for increased bandwidth in LAN and WAN - not to mention the potential for edge-based analytics solutions to provide real-time analysis of the collected data. The question is, will your customers be ready for this growth? Will their networks – the wireless, wired and wide area networks and network teams - be able to accommodate a dramatic increase in IoT/OT devices?
ESG research already indicates organizations are concerned about the impact IoT/OT will have on network operations, security, and network capacity. How will organizations deal with the proliferation of end-points and additional traffic? Is end-to-end unified management the answer? Is 802.11ax required or will organizations leverage 5G? Where will they analyze the data generated from these devices? If being analyzed in the cloud or centralized DC, how will that impact the WAN or SD-WAN? Will organizations be able to adequately protect and segment traffic from these devices to minimize the attack surface? How important is WPA-3 important to them?
So, what's next? What steps should you take as a vendor who's offering connectivity products, solutions, and services in the space? With that in mind, ESG is fielding sponsored research to gain key insights into the progress of early adopters, remaining hurdles, and anticipated benefits in order to fully comprehend the connectivity requirements for IoT and OT. We'll look how organizations are deploying and managing wired, wireless and WAN solutions to support these environments, find out where there are gaps, understand current and future budget allocation for connectivity, and understand what's preventing organizations from meeting their IoT/OT goals.
So why sponsor this research? If the IoT/OT market factors heavily into your 2018 and beyond plans, this research can help you answer key questions where your organization may be making assumptions. This could benefit your product management, product marketing, content and campaign marketing, as well as drive material for sales enablement and education to executives in the market. All sponsors can influence the questions as well as ask some of their own. This will provide you with the data you need to better address the emerging and rapidly growing connectivity for IoT/OT market.
If you'd like to learn more or are interested in sponsoring this research, contact us today.