Befitting an industry where seafarers rely on safe ships and operations for their survival, maritime respondents most frequently cite the monitoring and improving of health and safety as their reason for collecting the data useable in IIoT-based solution.

However, the pressures being exerted by costs and environmental considerations are also fully apparent: where 43 per cent of respondents use or will use data for health and safety, cost saving opportunities and environmental monitoring (both 40 per cent) are close behind.

What the research makes clear, and of particular significance for the current report, is that the maritime audience sees lack of timeliness in data availability as the most important single obstacle to successfully optimising IIoT-based solutions.

Asked why their organisation was not able to make best use of data collected from IIoT-based solutions, 51 per cent of maritime respondents blamed the time lag between collection and availability for use. This was 11 per cent ahead of any other explanation.

HOW ADVANCED IS THE MARITIME SECTOR'S APPROACH TO IIOT DATA? (%)

Laggards
Starters
Progressives
Leaders

HOW ADVANCED IS THE MARITIME SECTOR'S APPROACH TO IIOT DATA? (%)

Laggards
Starters
Progressives
Leaders

The finding suggests that a greater maritime appetite for IIoT-based solutions will emerge if more data is delivered in real time, given that the maritime sector says it is also collecting data with the aim of boosting productivity (38 per cent) and better managing stocks/assets (36 per cent). It should certainly allow the startling 12 per cent of maritime respondents who say they are collecting data without any plans for it to consider better information use.

43%

will use IIoT data to improve health and safety standards

HOW WILL YOU USE THE DATA COLLECTED THROUGH YOUR ORGANISATION'S IIOT SOLUTIONS? (%)

Monitoring and improving health and safety
Identifying cost saving opportunities
Monitoring environmental changes
Monitoring productivity
Managing stocks/assets
Greater automation of business processes
Speeding up time to market

HOW WILL YOU USE THE DATA COLLECTED THROUGH YOUR ORGANISATION'S IIOT SOLUTIONS? (%)

Monitoring and improving health and safety
Identifying cost saving opportunities
Monitoring environmental changes
Monitoring productivity
Managing stocks/assets
Greater automation of business processes
Speeding up time to market

The fact that an above average 34 per cent of maritime respondents (29 per cent on average) identify themselves as lacking the skills to extract/use data and fully 10 per cent profess not to know who has access to data collected surely offer further impediments to widespread IIoT-based solution adoption.

However, this lack of awareness does not appear to be related to a conscious lack of sharing. While 31 per cent of maritime respondents say IIoT-based data is only available to departments involved in IIoT deployment, a lower 21 per cent say that such data is restricted to senior management and IT departments.

Lack of timely data availability is frustrating the success of IIoT initiatives

TO WHAT EXTENT DOES YOUR ORGANISATION SHARE THE DATA CREATED THROUGH IIOT SOLUTIONS? (%)

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE RESEARCH, DOWNLOAD THE REPORT - INDUSTRIAL IOT ON LAND AND AT SEA: MARITIME

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