UK public sector lagging behind in taking IoT beyond pilot, says Yotta survey. The UK’s public sector is lagging behind in adopting Internet of things (IoT) with almost three-quarters, at 74%, yet to make use of the emerging technology commercially, according to a research from technology company Yotta.
The survey commissioned by Yotta found that 39% of public sector organisations did run pilots but could not go beyond that with any live commercial deployments. On the other hand, more than a third, that is 35% of the surveyed public sector IT decision-makers indicated that their organisations are yet to start off with the technology.
The survey also found that public sector IT decision-makers believe security concerns to be the biggest obstacles faced by councils in making effective use of IoT-driven technology.
Almost four out of 10 of respondents, at 38%, voted security concerns as the main challenge, while more than a third, at 35% cited perceived cost of implementations as the reason for not deploying the technology.
Other prime concerns for using IoT are lack of skilled in-house expertise, at 34%, and integration challenges with existing systems, which was referenced by 31% of the surveyed public sector IT decision-makers.