Organisations have not achieved 'intelligent' potential, says Zebra

Survey noted that only five percent of respondents can be categorised as fully "intelligent" enterprises

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Organisations have not achieved 'intelligent' potential, says Zebra Tom Bianculli, CTO, Zebra Technologies.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  November 1, 2017

Zebra Technologies has unveiled the results of its inaugural Intelligent Enterprise Index, a global survey analyses the extent of companies' journey towards becoming classified as an intelligent enterprise.

Evaluating the extent of companies' journey towards becoming an "intelligent" enterprise, the global survey showed that 48% of respondents are on the both to becoming intelligent enterprises, scoring between 50 to 75 points on the overall index, while only 5% exceeded 75 points.

To evaluate the status of each participating company, the survey noted each firm's adoption of cutting-edge technologies. This includes the implementation of Internet-of-Things solutions, mobility, cloud computing and data analytics.

Tom Bianculli, CTO, Zebra, commented: "An ‘Intelligent Enterprise' is one that leverages ties between the physical and digital worlds to enhance visibility and mobilise actionable insights that create better customer experiences, drive operational efficiencies or enable new business models.

"This is a journey for enterprise organisations so we wanted to see where most companies are in the process. Clearly, many are still forming their IoT strategies, but we are seeing segments that have identified targeted use cases and are aggressively deploying solutions."

The survey data was collected between the 3 - 23 August, 2017, from a number of verticals, such as healthcare, manufacturing, retail and logistics. Over 908 IT decision makers from nine countries were interviewed.

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