IoT still a low priority for Brazilian CIOs – ZDNet

December 2, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Uncategorized

Only a small percentage of Brazilian chief information officers have adopted Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within their organizations, according to a recent study.

Some 31 percent of CIOs surveyed for the study IoT Snapshot by Brazilian IT services firm PromonLogicalis have adopted IoT and use it on a moderate or intensive level. In addition, some 66 percent have only discussed the possibility of introducing such initiatives.

Hurdles to adoption cited by respondents include lack of information about the theme, as well as immaturity from a technology standpoint, cited by 64 percent and 63 percent of the CIOs, respectively.

On the other hand, some 62 percent of Brazilian CIOs believe that IoT will be “extremely important” to their businesses within three to five years, so the technology is on their radar and the possibility of trials is being considered. Currently, only 32 percent consider the technology as crucial to their business.

According to the study, benefits cited by those polled in the context of a possible IoT roll-out are increased productivity (81 percent) operational efficiency (81 percent) and cost reduction (79 percent).