of energy respondents believe that connectivity issues threaten to derail their IoT deployments before they have even begun
Connectivity must be sufficient enough to collect and transmit data between multiple devices, as without consistent data insights companies are unable to suitably monitor their assets.
Effective connectivity is not just necessary for the efficient monitoring of equipment, but also to protect the most important asset of all – people. Cellular networks may be sufficient for daily operations on some sites, but in more remote locations or where safety or environmental hazards might be an issue, high-speed connectivity becomes more mission critical. To this end, major faults that occur when there’s an absence of effective connectivity can actually cause significant dangers and put lives at risk.
The critical value of connectivity for IoT adoptees is reinforced even further by the fact that 36 per cent of energy respondents believe this attribute to be the most valuable capability from there outsource partners, when looking to deploy IoT solutions.