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Help Shape the Future of IoT and Edge by Completing Our Survey

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 08:55 by Thabang Mashologu

If your business is deploying or using commercial IoT and edge computing solutions, please take a few minutes before February 28 to complete our 2021 IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey. With your input, everyone in the IoT ecosystem will have better insight into the requirements, priorities, and challenges organizations face as they adopt and use commercial IoT and edge solutions, including those that incorporate open source technologies.

The IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey goes beyond our IoT Developer Survey to provide insight into the overall IoT industry landscape. This is the second year we’re running a survey focused on IoT adoption, and the first year it includes questions about edge technologies and edge computing workloads.


Survey Results Help IoT and Edge Stakeholders Focus Their Efforts

The survey results give organizations and enterprises of all sizes deeper insight into:

  • Forecasts for IoT and edge market growth 
  • Challenges and potential barriers that impact market development and size
  • The latest IoT and edge computing market trends
  • The mix of proprietary and open source solutions being used in IoT solutions and where open source software provides key benefits
  • How edge computing is being incorporated into IoT solutions
  • Strategies other companies are using to increase their IoT footprint

This insight will help all IoT and edge ecosystem stakeholders — software vendors, platform vendors, solution providers, and manufacturing organizations — make strategic and technology decisions that meet business and industry needs.
The survey results will also influence the roadmaps of the Eclipse IoT ecosystem and the Edge Native Working Group, helping to ensure they remain focused on the top requirements and priorities for commercial IoT solutions.

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.


Add Your Voice to the IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey


The 2021 IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey is open January 12 to February 28. It should take 10 minutes or less of your time to complete. The more people that respond to the survey, the broader the view we can provide.

Start the survey now.


Get Involved in Eclipse Foundation IoT and Edge Communities


The Eclipse Foundation IoT and Edge Native communities are thriving environments with dozens of open source technology projects that address real-world issues and provide the basis for commercial IoT solutions.

To learn more about the industry-scale collaboration happening in the Eclipse IoT Working Group, visit the Eclipse IoT website.

To learn how the edge native community at the Eclipse Foundation is delivering production-ready platforms for edge native application development, operation, and management, visit the Edge Native Working Group website.