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Call it the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT). Fed by sensors soon to number in the trillions, working with intelligent systems in the billions, and involving millions of applications, the Internet of Things will drive new consumer and business behavior that will demand increasingly intelligent industry solutions, which, in turn, will drive trillions of dollars in opportunity for IT vendors and even more for the companies that take advantage of the IoT. Why the IoT heralds a new era of computing is a matter of math. All earlier eras involved the computerization of enterprises or people, of which there are a finite number on the planet. This era involves the computerization, adding software and intelligence, to things – things as varied as cars and toys, airplanes and dishwashers, turbines and dog collars. Yes, there is a finite number of things – at least big things – that might be computerized. But, by IDC’s count, that number is already approaching 200 billion. And the number of sensors (e.g., the accelerometer in your smart phone) that track, monitor, or feed data to those things is already more than 50 billion, with scientists talking about trillion-sensor networks within 10 years. Of course, not all of those 200 billion things are actually wired and communicating on the Internet, but some 20 billion are. And, by 2020, this number will grow by 50% to 30 billion connected devices. The IoT will, in fact, subsume the ICT industry over time – and to good effect. The compound annual growth rate for spending on traditional ICT from 2013 to 2020 is just under 4%. Vendor revenues tied to the part of IoT that are not already in traditional ICT spending will grow at three times that rate. And that’s just the revenue to the supply side. To the buyers and users of IoT technology and services, the payoff should be at least twice that – perhaps many more times. The IoT, however, comes with its own challenges, including a lack of standards, the ability to scale globally, security concerns, and an immature ecosystem. For vendors, there is no homogeneous IoT market – each industry and application is different. For users, especially IT organizations, there can be issues of managing operational systems in an organization that might be culturally designed as a support organization, as well as dealing with the real-time demands of many IoT applications.
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