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Insights

For businesses to reap the full potential from the Internet of Things, they must address a host of issues, from security and standards to business models and device management.

20–50 Billion

Number of devices connected to the Internet of Things by 2020.

IDC

68%

Percentage of companies allocating IT budgets to IoT projects.

Baseline

BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

Automation and operational improvements can certainly be gained from IoT. But IoT’s real promise is in how it can radically redraw business models and catalyze competitive advantage.

“We quickly found that Wind River was more than just an RTOS provider. They helped us find new solutions daily, and they’ve provided outstanding ongoing technical support.”

Massimo Ghelfi, Automation Manager, Fedegari Autoclavi

42%

Percentage of global executives that view security as the biggest concern about IoT.

Cisco Systems

SECURITY

No issue is more central to the success of IoT than security. The design of any IoT system needs to begin and end with considering how to protect data and devices at every point throughout the IoT infrastructure.

14,996 Exabytes

Amount of data stored in cloud environments by 2020.

IDC

TWO-WAY COMMUNICATIONS

Simply extracting data from sensors and devices is only half of the IoT story. The other half is managing communication back to devices and machines to automate and improve operations without human intervention.

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