Challenges in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Adoption

Challenges in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Adoption

A future enabled by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is not so far off, with the integration

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) adoption still being a problem for some companies, as they face major issues for providing the stimuli and infrastructure necessary to increase the propagation of IoT.

Below are the key challenges prevent the widespread adoption of IoT solutions


Security challenges for IIoT are a large concern as breaches can cause damage to both individuals and organizations financially and operationally.

The lack of comprehensive cybersecurity solutions makes them open to risks associated with Its convergence and insider threats. Hence, IIoT implementation will be resisted until an organization has a solid security feature.

Lack of Standards:

With missing standards, product design may fail to lead to disruptive execution leading to a delay in product development. The main cause behind this is the cost of constraint generating problems related to managing and configuring IoT devices.

Regulatory Requirement:

Addressing the regulatory terms and legal concerns along with the privacy policy is one big concern. Cross-border data flow, legal liability, and security attacks with privacy failures are leading concerns that need thoughtful considerations.

With the rise in technology the regulatory terms needed for them fail to keep pace with each other.

Connectivity and visibility:

IIoT machine management is a critical issue as monitoring them in real-time and making sure optimum performance level is necessary for increasing efficiency. Increased visibility and better insights about the machine result in better addressing anomalies and fix issues proactively.

With connectivity being the backbone in IIoT network trouble in synchronizing components results in the removal of connected devices that affects the entire production process.

IIoT Integration:

The trickiest challenge of all is the secure integration of Information technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT), without losing any data or creating any vulnerability.

Mostly IoT devices commonly developed in isolation and then integrated into the system hence effective connectivity and synchronization will need replacement of entire equipment or reliance on false connectivity.

Failure in the creation of an infrastructural network, the adoption of Industrial Internet of Things solutions will be impossible but overcoming them will lead to game-changing business opportunities improving productivity and growth.

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About Jason Hoffman

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