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Internet of Things Vital to Future of Transportation and Logistics Industry

Zebra Technologies Corporation released survey results finding that 96 percent of surveyed transportation and logistics (T&L) companies agree that the Internet of Things (IoT) is the most strategic technological initiative their organization will undertake this decade. Zebra will discuss the survey findings this week at ProMat 2015 in Chicago.

•The survey, conducted in October 2014 by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Zebra Technologies, showed that 90 percent of T&L companies either have or plan to deploy IoT solutions within a year.
•More than half of respondents expect IoT to improve regulatory compliance (51 percent) and delivery processes (51 percent). More than four in ten expect IoT to help their companies improve safety (45 percent), recognize cost efficiencies (44 percent) or improve their supply chain visibility (44 percent).
•Wi-Fi, security sensors, near field communications (NFC) and real-time locating systems were cited as the most important technologies for enabling IoT implementations.
•Nearly 40 percent of respondents listed privacy and security concerns as the largest challenge for IoT implementations, while 38 percent mentioned implementation complexity.
•Zebra released global findings on IoT adoption across many verticals and industries, surveying IT and business decision makers from nearly 600 global firms.

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