Keeping enterprise IoT devices up-to-date represents a significant challenge
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IT teams expect challenges with scaling and maintaining large-scale IoT networks

Two thirds of IT teams say it will be “impossible” to keep workplace IoT devices up to date

Over half (61%) of IT decision makers believe that it will be impossible to keep all IoT devices in the enterprise up to date all of the time. That’s according to new research from software-defined enterprise content delivery network company, Kollective.

The ‘Distributed Devices’ report is based on a survey of 270 US and UK based IT decision makers and explores the challenges of incorporating IoT devices into business ecosystems. It also investigates what these professionals can do to ensure that all devices at the edge of their networks are reached effectively, securely, and at speed.

There is growing demand to enable large-scale IoT networks in the enterprise, with the research revealing that 88% of IT decision makers believe IoT devices will make their workplaces more efficient. However, there are also concerns regarding the underlying processes and network infrastructure for managing, monitoring and updating these devices to remove security risks while enabling these efficiencies.

According to the report, this will place significant pressure on IT teams, with 88% of respondents believing IT departments hold full responsibility for updating these devices and a further 90% accepting that all IoT updates should be tested before they are installed.

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