CompuCom Survey: Building and Home Automation, Environmental … – Business Wire (press release)

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to a new survey from CompuCom
Systems, Inc
. (“CompuCom®”), a leading technology infrastructure
services company, 31 percent of IT professionals predict the
home/building automation and environmental monitoring market to see the
earliest adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. This is
followed by infrastructure management (19 percent), medical/healthcare
systems (19 percent), transport systems (12 percent), industrial
applications (12 percent) and smart grids/large-scale deployments (seven
percent). The online poll collected responses from 377 IT professionals
across multiple industries from September 15 – November 8, 2016.

IoT refers to the rapidly expanding network of objects that have an
Internet Protocol (IP) address – from home appliances to environmental
monitors to manufacturing equipment – and the communication between
these objects and other internet-enabled devices and systems. According
to research firm Gartner, there will be almost 21 billion IoT devices in
use by 20201,
and more
than half
of major new business processes and systems will
incorporate some element of IoT.2

“IoT is quickly moving from conception to reality, with proven use cases
that are disruptive for organizations across the globe,” noted Will
Winn, Senior Vice President of IoT Solutions, CompuCom. “As
organizations across a wide range of industries continue to recognize
its potential, they’ll need expertise to address key IT issues such as security,
integration and domain expertise managing business requirements.”

Respondents to the CompuCom poll answered the question, “Which
sector do you think will see the earliest adoption of IoT?

Building/home automation and environmental monitoring – 31%
management – 19%
Medical/healthcare systems – 19%
systems – 12%
Industrial applications – 12%
Grids/large-scale deployments – 7%
Total votes: 377

CompuCom is accelerating its presence in the automation space, with the
recent acquisition
of the IoT business of Extensys,
a top provider of IoT solutions, and the integration of its core team.
CompuCom also recently partnered
with intelligent automation leader Arago
to integrate Arago’s problem-solving artificial intelligence solution,
HIRO™, into all of CompuCom’s managed services solutions for the data
center – enabling incidents to be diagnosed and remediated more quickly,
efficiently and with greater certainty.

About CompuCom

CompuCom Systems, Inc., a global company headquartered in Plano, Texas,
provides IT managed services, infrastructure solutions, consulting and
products to Fortune 1000 companies committed to enhancing their end
users’ experience. Founded in 1987, privately held CompuCom employs
approximately 11,500 associates. For more information, visit

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1 Gartner, “Gartner
Says 6.4 Billion Connected “Things” Will Be in Use in 2016, Up 30
Percent From 2015
,” November 2016.

2 Gartner, “Predicts
2016: Unexpected Implications Arising From the Internet of Things,”

January 2016.


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