Gartner, Inc. estimates connected devices in 2016 will jump 30 percent


internet-of-thingsEstimates indicate that 6.4 billion "connected things" will be used across the globe in 2016--a 30 percent increase from 2015, according to IT research firm Gartner, Inc.

In 2016, approximately 5.5 million new "things" will become connected each day. Gartner also forecasted that the number of connected things would jump to 20.8 billion in 2020.

The Internet of Things will likely support total services spending of $235 billion in 2016, which represents a 22 percent increase from 2015.

Services are dominated by the professional...

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