New research published by IT industry association CompTIA asserts that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate...
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new business opportunities for IT solution providers as well as other types of companies within the emerging IoT ecosystem.
For the research brief "Sizing Up the Internet of Things," CompTIA used data from an online survey that CompTIA conducted in July of about 300 U.S. industry executives. Asked which companies are positioned to profit from IoT, 30% percent of respondents cited IT solution providers among company types, including data analytics/big data companies (43%), device companies (45%), and telecom carriers and carrier companies (26%).
According to CompTIA, the complex mixture of hardware, software, rules and services in the IoT ecosystem will help drive new business opportunities. Projections currently estimate that the number of connected devices worldwide will grow from 14.4 billion today to more than 50 billion by 2020.
The survey also asked respondents to identify several areas where they expect IoT to have the greatest impact and deliver value in the long term. The areas included controlling and monitoring newly connected pieces of equipment, collecting new streams of data, and adding intelligence to previously "dumb" objects and systems.
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