Asia Pacific governments keen on IoT, says IDC
IDC has released results from its 2016 Global IoT Decision Maker Survey — conducted in July and August 2016 — saying they show governments in Asia Pacific “notably vested in IoT technologies because they enable a broad new range of citizen services,” and IDC suggest that IT hardware vendors will play a lead role in this market.
On the basis of its survey, ID says 40 percent of Asia/ Pacific government organisations planned to invest in IoT solutions in the 12 months from August 2016 and 50 percent in the 24 months from August 2016.
The head of government and education insights for IDC Asia Pacific, Gerald Wang, said there had been a significant change during 2016 in the vendors leading the IoT market.
“The prominent IT vendors prevalent in hardware, software and network solutions equipped with an integrated cloud and analytics solution are most likely to lead the IoT market,” he said.
“Overall, enterprises in the AP region largely see hardware vendors as the clear frontrunners, but some regional differences are apparent when examining other leading suppliers in the IoT ecosystem.
“We also note that for many enterprises in AP region, networking equipment vendors and systems integrators feature prominently as potential leaders while traditional IT hardware vendors are becoming the leading network equipment vendors in the IoT market.”
The full survey covered 4500 respondents from 25 countries. The insights into the Apac government IoT market came from 196 respondents from governments in nine Apac countries.
Shreyashi Pal, market analyst, IDC Asia/ Pacific government and education insights ,said that, for governments, IoT enabled access to new and granular data sources and “gave access to a wider range of information that enhances the quality of government services at a scale which previously has been thought to be unattainable [and that] eventually impacts every single stakeholder of government eServices — citizens, visitors, and business owners who interact with government entities and their provided services.”