METHODOLOGY

The Inmarsat Research Programme is now in its second year. This 2018 research is focused on understanding the ways that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is being adopted by organisations from the agriculture, energy, maritime, mining and transport sectors and the role of satellite connectivity as an IIoT enabler.

In May 2018 Inmarsat commissioned Vanson Bourne, a specialist technology market research company, to interview 750 respondents about their use of, attitude to and predictions for IIoT within their organisation and industry.

 

Respondents worked for organisations with at least 500 employees and have either decision-making or influencing responsibilities for IIoT initiatives. However, the profile of maritime respondents is different, in that 46 per cent worked for organisations employing fewer than 500 people.

 

Respondents were divided evenly between five target industries – agriculture, energy, maritime, mining, and transport – and a sixth category that included a collection of industries. This ‘other’ category was included so that we could draw conclusions about IIoT within the broader business community.

 

The geographical mix of respondents, which were sourced from throughout EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific, provided us with a global and representative picture of the market.

With a broad array of organisations canvassed – some firmly rooted in previous industrial revolutions and some very much responding to recent technological developments – the findings offer a barometer on the ways that these sectors are changing, thanks in no small part to IIoT.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE RESEARCH, DOWNLOAD THE REPORT – INDUSTRIAL IOT ON LAND AND AT SEA

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