New research by Microsoft reveals that COVID-19 has an undeniable impact on IoT investments. According to its IoT Signals edition 2 report, 90% of decision-makers believe IoT is critical to their company’s success with 91% of respondents having adopted IoT and about one-third planning to grow their IoT investments. The leading business objectives for IoT are safety and security, productivity, (specifically operations and employee productivity), and operations optimization.
In taking the pulse of enterprise SaaS use, BetterCloud has found in its 2020 State of SaaSOps report that SaaS has seen a 5x increase over the past three years with the average organization now using 80 SaaS apps. Respondents cite a few motivators with productivity and decreased cost topping the list. CEO David Politis notes that COVID-19 has also contributed, “In the earlier part of the year, organizations around the world were faced with powering their entire workforces from home and turned to SaaS to make the shift with as little disruption to productivity as possible.”