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IT professionals focusing on IoT

Graham Immerman
May 30, 2018

Forbes reported that a recent survey showed 31% of 500 IT professionals listed IoT as their primary focus of new tech projects. "Of companies surveyed, more have IoT workflows already in production than AI. This is because a stable IoT and edge computing foundation are often prerequisites for enterprises to break ground on a machine learning model in the first place." Investing in IoT first can pave the way for those interested in AI. 

AI And IoT Lead The Way For Enterprise New Tech Investment In 2018Source: http://www.forbes.com

According to a recent survey from SADA Systems of IT professionals at large companies, artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT) are the primary areas of focus for enterprise investments in new tech in 2018. Of the 500 IT professionals surveyed, 38% claimed that AI was the primary focus of emerging tech projects, with IoT and blockchain coming in at 31% and 10%, respectively. IoT connected devices often generate the dizzying amounts of data necessary to train machine learning models. Of companies surveyed, more have IoT workflows already in production than AI. This is because a stable IoT and edge computing foundation are often prerequisites for enterprises to break ground on a machine learning model in the first place, though recent cloud PaaS rollouts of pre-built, adaptable ML models are shaking up the landscape for development. Read More

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