Many Canadian Organizations Face Significant Operational And Financial Barriers When It Comes To Adopting IoT: CDW Canada

CDW Canada just released its latest Trends Report, The Workplace Evolution which examines how Canadian IT professionals are witnessing the digital transformation evolution in the workplace and the different ways they are implementing IoT and emerging technologies within their organization.  

Key findings include: 

  • Nearly all (96 percent) of Canadian organizations value IoT and emerging technologies, however, over one third (37 percent) are not adopting these technologies.  
  • Key barriers to IoT adoption include it not being a company priority (57 percent), lack of budget (34 percent) and lack of employee expertise/talent (30 percent). 
  • Most respondents believe that adopting IoT and emerging and transformative technologies can help improve operational efficiency (76 percent), increase data and information availability (70 percent) and improve the customer experience (68 percent).  
  • Organizations face challenges when it comes to the adoption of IoT. The top three risks and challenges organizations have experienced include increased security threats, such as cyberattacks and ransomware (64 percent), technology failure (61 percent) and maintenance requirements (54 percent). 

For more information, you can read the full report here and blog post here

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