The Internet of Things (IoT) is the use of network sensors in physical devices to allow for remote monitoring and control. This technology has gained massive traction in various spheres like healthcare, banking, retail, manufacturing, consumer goods, etc. Businesses all over the world are looking for possible applications of IoT.
Here at NewGenApps, we have curated some of the most compelling predictions about the future of IoT. These statistics on the internet of things will help you understand the potential the IoT technology holds.
The Business Aspect of IoT:
Some interesting statistics first – Statista report: Number of connected devices worldwide
1. The number of internet connected “things” already exceeded our population back in 2008. By 2020 this number is expected to reach 50 billion. A whopping $19 trillion is anticipated as cost-savings and profits from this investment.
2.The potential for future growth is massive. Only 0.06% of all devices that could potentially leverage IoT are actually doing so. This makes the remaining 99.94% available for optimization.
3. IoT smart devices have a deeper penetration in manufacturing, healthcare, and business than in our homes or phones. By 2025 the global worth of IoT tech is projected at $6.2 trillion, with the maximum value from healthcare ($2.5 trillion) and manufacturing ($2.3 trillion).
4. Industrial sensors, advanced RFID tags, beacons, in-store analysis and connected manufacturing machines have already made it to the market. These innovative B2B devices will fundamentally change the way businesses function. These connected devices are expected to increase from 2.5 billion 2017 to 5.4 billion IoT devices in 2020.
5. Of all the business who chose to implement IoT, 94% have already seen a return on their IoT investments.
6. The market for smart cars and connected cars is also a huge market. The percent of internet connected cars is expected to rise from 10% in 2012 to a whopping 90% by 2020.
Consumer IoT & Wearables:
1. Though businesses are leading the way, consumer IoT is not lagging far behind. By 2019, 1.9 billion smart home devices are expected to be shipped. This could bring a potential revenue worth $490 billion.
2. There have been major company acquisitions in this space. For example. Google acquired Nest Labs, a thermostat maker for $3.2 billion. Samsung, on the other hand, bought SmartThings, a connected home company, for 200 million.
3. Soon IoT technology will become an obvious part of our clothing as well. 968 thousand smart clothes made it to the consumer in 2015. This number is expected to grow to 24.75 billion by 2021. That is 71.6% CAGR – kind of impressive, isn’t it?
4. The adoption of connected home devices is expected to be higher than wearables. More than two-thirds of consumers are likely to purchase IoT devices for their homes by 2019. Nearly half say the same for wearable tech. Of all the devices smart thermostats are projected to make it to 43% adoption rate in the next 5 years.
5. Though the mass adoption of smart devices is expected in the long run, most of the consumers (87%) aren’t aware of the meaning of “The Internet of Things.”
6. These innovations will bring a lot of savings in homes. Smart kitchens alone will contribute minimum 15% savings in the F&B industry by 2020.
7. The wearable devices market is growing at an exponential rate. In 2016, 28.3 million units of IoT devices made it to the market. According to IDC forecasts, this number will rise to 82.5 million by 2020, showcasing a 31% growth.
With these IoT statistics in mind, you are likely to have a better understanding of this technology. Feel free to cite us in your publications, if you choose to use this data.