Asia's IoT adopters are reaping business gains

Networks Asia staff
21 Jan 2019
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Many enterprises across Asia-Pacific are already progressing beyond the conceptualisation stage and embarking on their IoT deployment, according to research from Frost & Sullivan. However, it is important to understand that as with all new digital initiatives, IoT implementation is a journey.

Frost & Sullivan's latest survey comprised 300 respondents in Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and sought to understand the IoT maturity of enterprises and the impact of IoT adoption on business performance. The study also looked at respondents' attitudes and perceptions towards IoT and other enabling technologies, and how IoT is being implemented in their organizations.

"Close to 40% of enterprises in Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore have already embarked on their IoT journey and realized significant gains in their business performance," said Spike Choo, Director of Cognitive Industries (IoT and AI), Frost & Sullivan. "Our study shows that enterprises surveyed have experienced improvement in overall business metrics of 12.1% after implementing IoT initiatives."

As a result of the study, the Internet of Things Actualization Quotient (IoT AQ) was created to quantify enterprises' digital maturity in their IoT journey. The IoT AQ is a framework that maps an enterprise's IoT journey and the business value it creates. The quotient measures IoT maturity and links this maturity to business outcomes.

"The end-user study conducted found that enterprises at different stages of their IoT actualization journey have realized increasing business benefits as they mature. Across all business outcomes covered in the study, IoT-mature enterprises realized more gains, seeing an average improvement of 16.8% in their business performance," said Spike.

Frost & Sullivan's new white paper, in collaboration with Singtel, The Internet of Things Actualization Quotient: An Asia-Pacific Perspective provides insights into where most Asia-Pacific enterprises are in their IoT journey by leveraging the IoT Actualization Quotient (AQ) framework and the associated business benefits they reap at each stage of this journey. The whitepaper and the IoT AQ will also guide enterprises in planning their IoT roadmap.

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