Category Archives: Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) Forecasts

See 7 Trends of IoT in 2017 Juniper Research forecasts that the number of connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices, sensors and actuators will reach over 46 billion in 2021. This 200% increase, from 2016, will be driven in large part … Continue reading

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Pressed Data: Best of 2016

  In Pressed Data, my Forbes.com column, I try to chronicle the evolution of digital technologies, their business impact, and the people behind the innovations, business models, and new ideas. In 2016, I covered artificial intelligence—the 60-year-old new new thing, … Continue reading

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Blockchain and the IoT

Every update to the blockchain is globally replicated with redundancy and indisputable fault tolerance. Source: Blockgeeks See also Postscapes channel on Blockchains and the IoT

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81% of US companies will have deployed IoT by 2018

Source: I-Scoop Machina Research: In summer 2016 Machina Research commissioned a study of 420 business decision makers familiar with their company’s use and planned use of the Internet of Things (IoT) to optimize their business operations or to build intelligent, Internet … Continue reading

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The market for smart lighting and connected lighting controls to reach more than $12 billion by 2020

IHS Markit: The world market for smart lighting and connected lighting controls was valued at $6 billion in 2015, and is forecast to more than double in size by 2020, according to a new report from IHS Markit. The smart … Continue reading

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2017 Predictions for the IoT

In “Predictions 2017: Security And Skills Will Temper Growth Of IoT,” Forrester argues that IoT’s potential to fuel business growth is accompanied by multifaceted complexity. Here are the research firm’s specific predictions for next year: IoT will be distributed across … Continue reading

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Country Ranking of IoT Preparedness

IDC: [This is an] updated index ranking the Group of 20 (G20) nations on their preparedness for Internet of Things (IoT) development. The original index was first published in 2013 but this updated index is now comprised of 13 criteria … Continue reading

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