Academic writing: enumerating properties of which several may apply

In an academic paper I currently say the following:

State-of-the-art research tackles parts of the problem: security and multi-tenancy solutions exist but require hardware, do not meet shared use security concerns or are not applicable to constrained devices.

What I intend to convey is that these solutions either:

  1. require possible hardware


  2. not meet shared-use security concerns


  3. be inapplicable to constrained devices.

That is, at least one of the properties enumerated above applies here, but others from the list may apply as well. I don’t mean to imply that exactly one and only one of them applies, only that at least one of them applies.

Is my initial idea on how to formulate this sufficiently clear without introducing too many words?


I’m sure a poet could do it better justice, but here is a stab at rephrasing. Would also suggest remove hyphen from multitenancy (within the scope of your paper)

State-of-the-art research addresses only part of the problem. Security and multitenancy solutions exist, but with several challenges which can occur in tandem or in isolation, i.e.; requisite hardware, shared-use security protection, or applicability with constrained devices.

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