By Suzanne Franco, Surveys Editorial Project Manager at ITWeb
Johannesburg, 7 Dec 2017

CEOs have the final say when it comes to implementing IOT solutions, said over 50% of businesses polled in a recent survey.

ITWeb, in partnership with IoT.nxt, conducted an online IOT survey in September to examine the state of IOT adoption by SA organisations and where they stand with regards to their digital transformation road map.

Sixty-three percent of survey respondents said they believe IOT is a business strategy, compared to 27% who thought it to be a set of applications.

When it comes to the ownership of the IT function, the results show an equal split between IT department and the CEO, with 30% each. A further 23% said it’s the responsibility of business operations, and 16% of business have allocated IOT ownership to the BI team.

Nico Steyn, CEO at IoT.nxt, believes that South African enterprises are ready for the IOT revolution.

“A revolution happens whether you are ready or not, and South African businesses – by all indications – want to be ready for the fourth industrial revolution. This survey outcome is yet another validation of the pressing fact that the time has arrived, with local business leaders becoming more and more in tune with both awareness and adoption of IOT strategies,” he says.

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