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Why Can't IoT Get Out Of Its Own Way?
IoT Agenda, September 2nd, 2021
September 12, 2021,
Volume 282, Issue 2

Most IoT projects don't make it past proof of concept, but some have proven successful. Explore three examples that showcase how IoT can improve processes and lives

Brian Gilmore writes in IoT Agenda, "It is a recurring theme across enterprises, whether startups or Fortune 100: IoT is more complicated than we'd hoped. From the early promises of the first IoT platforms to the utter confusion of the hundreds that followed in those footsteps, the IoT ecosystem is still a Wild West of vendors, slide decks and handwaving. And the customers suffer for it.

The failure rate for IoT projects is estimated to be anywhere from 50% to 75%. Including all of the one-offs and home lab proofs of concept makes that rate far higher. Like the cloud -- and just about every other massive technology trend before it -- IoT was a product before it was out of the cradle. Nobody wanted to miss the bus this time, and the market acted before it really stopped to think about the basics. So, what is IoT, and why would we use it?..."

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