Exploring the obstacles facing the adoption of the internet of things (IoT): A case study in Oman

Rana Jacob Jose, Ali H. Al-Badi, Oualid Ali

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Since our arrival into the 21st century, the concept of inter-connected devices has been gaining much attention, and having everyday objects communicate with each other over the Internet to create a digital world is becoming increasingly popular. These objects may now be controlled and managed remotely, thereby offering vastly increased convenience and efficiency. The nature of these devices can range from being a heart monitoring transplant to a home thermostat. This phenomenon is widely known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Although there has been speculation about the tremendous growth potential of this concept there are several concerns, which the industry has tried to address over the years. This research work investigates the challenges facing the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Oman with the aim of providing a set of recommendations to overcome these issues that limit its integration into the mainstream infrastructure. Based on the nature of the challenges that the domain faces, they were studied under the dimensions of 'Standardization', 'Security and Privacy', and 'Bandwidth'. The research also discusses the outlook of the public in accepting such a technological platform in Oman, this being pivotal in determining the success of the platform. Interviews and questionnaires were the selected instruments used to drive this research, these having proved instrumental in gaining a deeper understanding of the applicability of the Internet of Things (IoT) platform in relation to the local context. Research findings show that 'Security and Privacy' stands out clearly from other concerns such as the possibility of Internet Bandwidth constraints to support such a platform, as well as the setting up of a common set of standards that governs the platform for interoperability and compatibility. The public lack of confidence in the technology fuels their resistance to change regarding the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016
PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Pages85-91
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781911218050
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016 - Evora, Portugal
Duration: Sep 8 2016Sep 9 2016

Other

Other10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016
CountryPortugal
CityEvora
Period9/8/169/9/16

Fingerprint

Internet
Bandwidth
Thermostats
Transplants
Interoperability
Standardization
Internet of things
Oman
Monitoring
Industry
Privacy
World Wide Web
Speculation
Resistance to change
Research work
Questionnaire
Compatibility
Confidence

Keywords

  • Internet Bandwidth
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Networking technologies
  • Oman
  • Security
  • Standardization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

Cite this

Jose, R. J., Al-Badi, A. H., & Ali, O. (2016). Exploring the obstacles facing the adoption of the internet of things (IoT): A case study in Oman. In Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016 (pp. 85-91). Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.

Exploring the obstacles facing the adoption of the internet of things (IoT) : A case study in Oman. / Jose, Rana Jacob; Al-Badi, Ali H.; Ali, Oualid.

Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016. Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, 2016. p. 85-91.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jose, RJ, Al-Badi, AH & Ali, O 2016, Exploring the obstacles facing the adoption of the internet of things (IoT): A case study in Oman. in Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016. Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, pp. 85-91, 10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016, Evora, Portugal, 9/8/16.
Jose RJ, Al-Badi AH, Ali O. Exploring the obstacles facing the adoption of the internet of things (IoT): A case study in Oman. In Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016. Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited. 2016. p. 85-91
Jose, Rana Jacob ; Al-Badi, Ali H. ; Ali, Oualid. / Exploring the obstacles facing the adoption of the internet of things (IoT) : A case study in Oman. Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016. Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, 2016. pp. 85-91
@inproceedings{34cc83632af84397b84e5cb4e3aec229,
title = "Exploring the obstacles facing the adoption of the internet of things (IoT): A case study in Oman",
abstract = "Since our arrival into the 21st century, the concept of inter-connected devices has been gaining much attention, and having everyday objects communicate with each other over the Internet to create a digital world is becoming increasingly popular. These objects may now be controlled and managed remotely, thereby offering vastly increased convenience and efficiency. The nature of these devices can range from being a heart monitoring transplant to a home thermostat. This phenomenon is widely known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Although there has been speculation about the tremendous growth potential of this concept there are several concerns, which the industry has tried to address over the years. This research work investigates the challenges facing the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Oman with the aim of providing a set of recommendations to overcome these issues that limit its integration into the mainstream infrastructure. Based on the nature of the challenges that the domain faces, they were studied under the dimensions of 'Standardization', 'Security and Privacy', and 'Bandwidth'. The research also discusses the outlook of the public in accepting such a technological platform in Oman, this being pivotal in determining the success of the platform. Interviews and questionnaires were the selected instruments used to drive this research, these having proved instrumental in gaining a deeper understanding of the applicability of the Internet of Things (IoT) platform in relation to the local context. Research findings show that 'Security and Privacy' stands out clearly from other concerns such as the possibility of Internet Bandwidth constraints to support such a platform, as well as the setting up of a common set of standards that governs the platform for interoperability and compatibility. The public lack of confidence in the technology fuels their resistance to change regarding the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Oman.",
keywords = "Internet Bandwidth, Internet of Things (IoT), Networking technologies, Oman, Security, Standardization",
author = "Jose, {Rana Jacob} and Al-Badi, {Ali H.} and Oualid Ali",
year = "2016",
language = "English",
pages = "85--91",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016",
publisher = "Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Exploring the obstacles facing the adoption of the internet of things (IoT)

T2 - A case study in Oman

AU - Jose, Rana Jacob

AU - Al-Badi, Ali H.

AU - Ali, Oualid

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - Since our arrival into the 21st century, the concept of inter-connected devices has been gaining much attention, and having everyday objects communicate with each other over the Internet to create a digital world is becoming increasingly popular. These objects may now be controlled and managed remotely, thereby offering vastly increased convenience and efficiency. The nature of these devices can range from being a heart monitoring transplant to a home thermostat. This phenomenon is widely known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Although there has been speculation about the tremendous growth potential of this concept there are several concerns, which the industry has tried to address over the years. This research work investigates the challenges facing the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Oman with the aim of providing a set of recommendations to overcome these issues that limit its integration into the mainstream infrastructure. Based on the nature of the challenges that the domain faces, they were studied under the dimensions of 'Standardization', 'Security and Privacy', and 'Bandwidth'. The research also discusses the outlook of the public in accepting such a technological platform in Oman, this being pivotal in determining the success of the platform. Interviews and questionnaires were the selected instruments used to drive this research, these having proved instrumental in gaining a deeper understanding of the applicability of the Internet of Things (IoT) platform in relation to the local context. Research findings show that 'Security and Privacy' stands out clearly from other concerns such as the possibility of Internet Bandwidth constraints to support such a platform, as well as the setting up of a common set of standards that governs the platform for interoperability and compatibility. The public lack of confidence in the technology fuels their resistance to change regarding the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Oman.

AB - Since our arrival into the 21st century, the concept of inter-connected devices has been gaining much attention, and having everyday objects communicate with each other over the Internet to create a digital world is becoming increasingly popular. These objects may now be controlled and managed remotely, thereby offering vastly increased convenience and efficiency. The nature of these devices can range from being a heart monitoring transplant to a home thermostat. This phenomenon is widely known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Although there has been speculation about the tremendous growth potential of this concept there are several concerns, which the industry has tried to address over the years. This research work investigates the challenges facing the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Oman with the aim of providing a set of recommendations to overcome these issues that limit its integration into the mainstream infrastructure. Based on the nature of the challenges that the domain faces, they were studied under the dimensions of 'Standardization', 'Security and Privacy', and 'Bandwidth'. The research also discusses the outlook of the public in accepting such a technological platform in Oman, this being pivotal in determining the success of the platform. Interviews and questionnaires were the selected instruments used to drive this research, these having proved instrumental in gaining a deeper understanding of the applicability of the Internet of Things (IoT) platform in relation to the local context. Research findings show that 'Security and Privacy' stands out clearly from other concerns such as the possibility of Internet Bandwidth constraints to support such a platform, as well as the setting up of a common set of standards that governs the platform for interoperability and compatibility. The public lack of confidence in the technology fuels their resistance to change regarding the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Oman.

KW - Internet Bandwidth

KW - Internet of Things (IoT)

KW - Networking technologies

KW - Oman

KW - Security

KW - Standardization

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85016197836&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85016197836&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:85016197836

SP - 85

EP - 91

BT - Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Information Systems Management, ECISM 2016

PB - Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited

ER -