The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has undoubtedly arrived and has now permeated all sectors. In the past year alone there were around 8.4 billion connected devices in the world. This number is expected to exceed 25 billion in 2020 (source: Gartner).
That 2017 was the year of the consolidation of IoT in the world is a fact, especially in light of the reports that were drawn up at the end of the year. To date, 85% of companies globally and 92% of Italian companies are interested in implementing IoT by 2019 to innovate their business and make it more efficient.
It is increasingly clear, when we talk about the business of the future, the importance that IoT is reaching.
A research, carried out by Gartner, underlines the key role that IoT has reached during this year. Infact, only in 2017, the connected objects were about 8.7 billions.
Moreover, a further important data to be recorded is the exponential growth of interest in the IoT. The increase is 44% in 5 years, if we take into consideration the underlying graph of the growth in interest from 2012 to today the increase is clear to our eyes.
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