Gartner Says 4.9 Billion Connected "Things" Will Be in Use in 2015
November 11 2014
In 2020, 25 Billion Connected "Things" Will Be in Use
Analysts to Explore the Disruptive Impact of IoT on Business at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014, November 9-13 in Barcelona, Spain
Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30 percent from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT)* has become a powerful force for business transformation, and its disruptive impact will be felt across all industries and all areas of society.
“The digital shift instigated by the Nexus of Forces (cloud, mobile, social and information), and boosted by IoT, threatens many existing businesses. They have no choice but to pursue IoT, like they’ve done with the consumerization of IT,” said Jim Tully, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.