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In 2H17, Ovum conducted a 14-country survey of 1,343 enterprises deploying or in the process of rolling out IoT solution to examine IoT deployment trends, drivers and challenges, use cases, investment, and technology and business choices. This report provides insights from 480 respondents surveyed in Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia, and South Korea.


  • For APAC enterprises, key strategic IoT drivers are cost and efficiency-related; major challenges are data/network security and ongoing costs.
  • Enterprise IoT spend levels are still relatively low in APAC (as in other parts of the world), but most intend to double spending next year.
  • Global cloud and IT vendors are emerging as leading IoT providers in APAC, thanks to best-in-class technology and integration capabilities.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies IoT deployment trends, drivers and challenges, use cases, investment, and technology and business choices of enterprises in APAC.
  • Identifies what essential attributes APAC enterprises want from IoT provider.
  • Identifies what areas do APAC enterprises need significant help with in IoT deployments.
  • Identifies who are the top IoT providers contracted with by enterprise IoT deployers in APAC.

Key questions answered

  • What are the key IoT applications that APAC enterprises expect to deploy?
  • How much are APAC enterprises investing in IoT deployments now and in the future?
  • What are the biggest challenges that APAC enterprises face in their adoption of IoT?
  • What attributes do APAC enterprises value when looking for an IoT supplier?
  • What type of connectivity do APAC enterprises use for their IoT solutions?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: IoT Enterprise Insight Survey: Asia-Pacific

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