With the potential to streamline and deliver greater time and cost savings to a broad spectrum of enterprise tasks, opportunities for Internet of Things (IoT) adoption are proliferating. It’s encouraging to see so many industry-leading manufacturers, service providers, software and systems developers getting down to the hard work of making the vision IoT investments pay off. Forecasting methodologies shifted in 2015 from the purely theoretical to being more anchored in early adoption performance gains. Gil Press wrote an excellent post on this topic Internet of Things By The Numbers: Market Estimates And Forecasts which continues to be a useful reference for market data and insights, as does his recent post,Internet Of Things (IoT) News Roundup: Onwards And Upwards To 30 Billion Connected Things.
Key takeaways from the collection of IoT forecasts and market estimates include the following:
- IoT-related value-added services are forecast to grow from $50B in 2012 to $120B in 2018, attaining a 15.71% CAGR in the forecast period. ABI Research’s forecast of the Machine-to-Machine (M2M)/Internet of Things value chain includes projected revenues and is part of an excellent analysis of the market by Woodside Capital Partners. Source: The Internet Of Things: “Smart” Products Demand a Smart Strategy Using M&A for a Competitive Edge (PDF, no opt-in, 101 pp.).