There will be 8.4 billion connected ‘things’ in use in 2017. This number is up 31% from 2016, with Gartner further estimating that by 2020, there will be more 20 billion devices connected through the Internet of Things (IoT). But is it all just hype? Will connected ‘things’ really change the world?
In fact, they already are. Whilst consumer uptake of connected ‘things’ is steadily progressing, it is in the enterprise where we are seeing widespread deployment. Organisations in both the public and private sector are already using IoT for mission critical infrastructure, to offer people access to the best services.
Healthcare, emergency services and retail are leading the charge. These industries are demonstrating that with secure and reliable connectivity, connected devices can make a significant impact.
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