The "Internet of Things” Is Already Here

What do your smartphone and your office air conditioning system have in common? Surprise—they top the list of IoT data sources.

In the May issue of the Statistica Monthly News, we shared an item about a new infographic that summarizes the results of a survey Dell commissioned from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). It’s all about the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.

When it comes to the IoT, I tend to think of it as something that is still theoretical, probably because I didn’t wake up this morning to learn that Skynet was suddenly in charge of everything. But the build-up of the IoT is in full swing and has been for some time with machine-to-machine (M2M) sensors and real-time automation. Perhaps it is not at critical mass yet, but EMA’s infographic identifies some of the major industries pushing that swing. Review the infographic and see what other interesting information EMA uncovered.