Chapter 4

Barriers to IoE Adoption

So far, we have explored the definition of IoE, along with some of its benefits, challenges, and drivers.

In this chapter, we list some of the key barriers to adoption of IoE. The main intent is to understand these roadblocks and to explore how a services approach can deal with them.

Intrinsic Barriers

First, some of the barriers to adoption are fundamental and inherent resistance to new technologies. IoE is actually a set of new interrelated technologies, making this resistance and inertia much bigger. These include:

Unmanaged data

Increased security attack surface

Physical security threats.

Transformation Barriers

Second, additional barriers to adoption stem from the application of IoE and the transformation ...

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