Internet of Things (IoT) is quite a lucrative concept and while the technology has gained a lot of traction – both from the research point of view as well as adoption – organisations who have deployed IoT products are still ill-equipped to tackle the risks that come along with these products, a new study has found.
According to a report by Capgemini and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, of the 85 per cent organisations claiming to have IoT products as a part of their operations, 68 per cent do not have a test strategy for this aspect of IT. The findings were based on survey of 1,600 IT professionals across 32 countries.
Enterprises are embracing machine-based intelligence, including artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics, to make sense of exponentially growing data owing to the expanding network of devices.
The report notes that while there is a growing adoption of digital technologies and this is taking up a large amount of budget, organisations around the world are not able to strike a balance between quality and speed of development, particularly when it comes to deploying Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Globally, the report notes, IT budgets devoted to quality assurance (QA) and Testing has dropped to 31 per cent this year after growing from 18 per cent to 35 per cent during the preceding four years.
Hans van Waayenburg, Member of the Group Executive Committee and Leader of the Testing Global Service Line, Capgemini Group, said, “To retain a competitive edge, QA and Test organizations must move towards test ecosystem automation, predictive analytics and intelligence-led quality assurance and testing, so that they are able to ensure business outcomes.”