New Research

The State of IoT Software Development

A Benchmark for Embedded Teams and Leaders

See how you stack up against hundreds of IoT projects across a variety of verticals.

This first-of-its-kind benchmark report provides insights on the resources and challenges involved in developing IoT and embedded devices, as well as the best practices you need to succeed.

Use this report to:

  • Benchmark your project costs, deadlines, and resources against industry norms.
  • Identify the tools and technologies used by the top embedded teams.
  • Develop a playbook to launch your product on time and within budget.
  • Get executive buy-in on the resources you need to make your IoT project a success.
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What You Need to Know

IoT development projects are highly complex, expensive, and time consuming. Combining cost constraints with time-to-market pressures is a potential recipe for poor software quality, which can reduce user productivity, risk cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and yield customer dissatisfaction. Fortunately, companies can accelerate project timelines and improve in-field maintenance by using a variety of software development tools.

1/3 of IoT teams

do not believe their organization adequately tests the cybersecurity of its products.


take more than a week to find software defects in the field—and 19.6% take several months.

Only 8%

meet the industry recommendation to release software fixes within a day of finding defects.


See the Inner Workings of Hundreds of IoT Projects

Memfault partnered with VDC Research, a leading IoT research firm, to develop a first-of-its-kind benchmark report that sets a new standard for embedded teams around the world.

For this report, VDC Research conducted an online survey of 783 people personally involved in developing IoT products and/or embedded electronic systems. This global survey offers unique insight into leading business and technical trends impacting product development organizations and uncovers the best practices implemented to address them.

Respondents worked in a variety of job roles, including: system architect, software developer, firmware engineer, hardware engineer, product/project manager, and engineering manager/VP. Their employers included OEMs, ODMs, independent product design and software development firms, and systems integrators. They came from companies large and small, across eight industries and 36 different countries.


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