Answer our CIO Jury question: Is your organization prepared to handle IIoT data?

The growth of the industrial Internet of Things means companies will be able to collect more manufacturing and processing system information than ever before.

Are you the head of an IT department in the public or private sector? Is your title CTO, IT director, vice president of IT, or something similar? You are invited to participate in the TechRepublic CIO Jury, a low-touch way to increase your influence in the tech industry.

Members of the CIO Jury receive an email once a month with a Yes or No question about an important issue in tech. The first 12 respondents to the message make up the "jury." Those who respond with comments also get the opportunity to be quoted in a news story about the topic in question. These CIO Jury articles are used to inform business decision makers about the critical trends in the field.

This month, the CIO Jury question will be featured in an article on our sister site ZDNet. Here is the prompt:

The growth of the industrial Internet of Things—the use of internet-connected technologies to enhance manufacturing and industrial processes—will also lead to growth in the amount of data that companies can collect on these processes. Information will increasingly come from industrial control systems (ICSs), including human machine interfaces (HMIs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control systems (DCSs), and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

However, some companies report concerns over how they will manage and glean insights from that data.

CIO Jury Question

Are you prepared to handle the amount of data that your organization will be able to collect due to industrial IoT?

To answer, please email alison.rayome@cbsinteractive.com with a "Yes" or "No." You can offer more details in your message if you like. You can also respond in the comments below, or by clicking "Contact."

Results of the poll will be used for publication on TechRepublic's CIO Jury along with the names of the 12 participants first to respond, but the details of your actual vote will not be identified. Additional comments are purely optional and, if given, may be used and attributed to you in the article and other articles.

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