Forecast Analysis: Internet of Things — Endpoints, Worldwide, 2015 Update

Archived Published: 15 December 2015 ID: G00290511

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Endpoints of the IoT will grow at a 32% CAGR from 2013 through 2020, reaching an installed base of 21 billion units, with almost two-thirds of them consumer applications. Spending on networked consumer and business endpoints will displace non-networked, growing at a 22% CAGR to $3 trillion.

Table of Contents

  • Forecast Data
  • Market Impact
    • Overall Market Penetration
    • Total Installed Base of 21 Billion Endpoint Units in 2020
      • Highest Growth in Adoption in Cross-Industry Category
      • Familiar Products Drive Consumer Adoption
    • IoT Endpoint Unit Shipments Approach 7 Billion in 2020
      • Cross-Industry Shipment Growth Peaks in 2018
    • Total Hardware Spending Exceeds $3 Trillion in 2020
      • Consumer Growth Driven by Automotive Spending
    • 220 Million Connected Cars on the Road in 2020
    • Variation in Installed Base by End-Use Subcategory
      • Information and Entertainment Leads Consumer Use in 2020
      • Two-Thirds of Cross-Industry Deployments Driven by Physical Security, Energy and Facilities Automation/Other
      • Modernization Will Drive Upgrades in Vertical-Specific Products
    • Variation in Spending by End-Use Subcategory
    • Top Applications by Category: The Internet of Very Different Things
      • Top Consumer Endpoint Types
      • Top Cross-Industry Endpoint Types
      • Top Vertical-Specific Endpoint Types
    • Manufacturers Face Pricing Pressure, Particularly in Consumer Products
    • Variation of Endpoint Shipments: The Long Tail
  • Assumptions
    • Market Penetration
      • LEDs
      • Cross-Industry Use of IoT
      • Vertical-Specific Use of IoT
      • Consumer Use of IoT
      • Automotive
  • Methodology
    • Definitions
      • IoT
      • Operational Technology
      • Smart City
      • Implications of the IoT Definition
      • IoT Unit Forecasts
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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