Data Visualized: IT Perceptions of the Internet of Things
A few weeks ago Cisco released the Global IT Impact Survey. For this survey we interviewed over 1300 IT professionals across 13 countries, at all ages of their careers – those in their 20s all the way through those over 60. We had people from many different industries – education, construction, government, transportation, consulting, utilities – and more.
When we released the survey, the analysis we did was really just a small part of what could be looked at. There was a lot more data there to sift through and analyze than we explicitly discussed. For example, we found 48% of those surveyed saw business opportunity with the Internet of Things. However, I was curious how IT knowledge and perceptions of IoT correlated with some of the other data we gathered. And because I somehow thought it would be faster to put my analysis down in images (hint, it probably wasn’t) I made a data visualization.
A few things to note:
- The majority of the analysis is based on two sets of perceptual questions: How well do you know IoT? and Do you see opportunity for your business with IoT?
- While the business opportunity perceived overall was a little less than half – in general, people who were very familiar with IoT were much more likely to see opportunity there.
- The industries I choose to look at were those where we had a statistically significant number of respondents.
- I also grouped the 50-59 year old and 60+ age groups since there were fewer in those than the other age groups interviewed.