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Use Your IoT and Edge Knowledge for Good!

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 16:17 by Frédéric Desbiens
There is nothing worse than working in the dark. Even a task seemingly as simple as plugging a cable can be an exercise in frustration without the proper lighting. The same applies if you are working to deliver IoT and Edge Computing solutions. Without knowledge of market trends, you are working in the dark. Do I target the right market? Do I deliver features that developers and operators want? If all you have is your own knowledge, answering those questions can be difficult. Fortunately, we are here to help!

One of the missions of the Eclipse Foundation is to identify market trends in order to help our members and the broader open source community meet business and industry needs. To that end, we have been running our annual IoT Developer Survey since 2015 and our Commercial IoT Adoption survey since 2019.

You now have the opportunity to share your knowledge of IoT and Edge Computing by participating in our 2021 IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey. Make your voice heard while bringing a little bit of light and knowledge to our community by sharing your experience about the products and services being delivered with the help of IoT and Edge Computing technologies.

The 2021 IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey is open through February 28. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete. The questions do not require deep technical knowledge and you can participate whether you are a developer, product manager, or executive.

Start the survey now

Our 2019 IoT Commercial Adoption Survey revealed a number of interesting trends, including the fact that 60 percent of respondents were factoring open source into their IoT development plans. We also learned that IoT development is predominantly fueled by investments from industrial markets, such as energy management, building automation, smart cities, industrial automation, and agriculture. For more insight into the 2019 results, read Mike Milinkovich’s blog on the topic.

By the way, our survey results are always made available to the public for free, under a creative commons attribution license. You can find past survey results on the Eclipse IoT website:


Market research is just one of the many services we offer to members of the Eclipse IoT and Edge Native working groups. If open source innovation is important to you, please join us! Learn more about the benefits of membership by visiting Eclipse IoT, which is focused on IoT building blocks (libraries and platforms) that power the world’s leading commercial IoT solutions; or. the Edge Native working group, which has the mission of building platforms that implement EdgeOps, our vision for the future of Edge Computing. Please take a look and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.