Today I sat down with Andrew De La Torre, Group Vice President at Oracle Communications to discuss their recent survey of 800 IoT decision-makers in which nearly two-thirds of those who participated expressed how they prefer “off-the-shelf” IoT solutions to custom-built offerings, which could be an indication of a large market shift in how buyers are thinking about IoT solutions and how they look to buy into IoT.
Not only do we dive into more detail around what is driving this change, but Andrew also sheds light on a number of other key findings, such as how more than two-thirds of the respondents want connectivity, along with data and analytics tools to be bundled with the solution provider. All-in-all, pointing to clear indications that IoT buyers are seeking an easier path to IoT adoption, and thus clear value/ROI realization.
Oracle is known for its cloud expertise and deep industry vertical knowledge, so it’s only natural that we cover which IoT use cases are leading in adoption across specific industries, and how IoT deployment and usage will vary from industry to industry. Check out the full interview below with Andrew to learn more about the survey’s findings, as we dig deeper into how Oracle anticipates these findings will drive business strategy and contribute to the growth of the IoT industry as a whole.
Andrew De La Torre is currently Services Group Vice President at Oracle Communications where he is responsible for defining and positioning the group’s technology capabilities and leading the business’ PreSales organization. Andrew has over 20+ years of experience using technology as a tool to engage worldwide customers, streamline operations, and drive profitability. Over his career, he has designed, directed, and supported enterprise, consumer, and wholesale technologies in Fortune 500 environments.