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The Potential Size and Diversity of the Internet of Things Mask Immediate Opportunities for IT Leaders

Published: 19 July 2013

ID: G00245265

Analyst(s): Stephen Prentice, Hung LeHong


The Internet of Things will be big, but just how big depends on exactly what is included. This research helps business and IT leaders understand this emergent technology and applications, and describes how IT leaders can help identify significant new opportunities.

Table Of Contents


  • Potential of the Internet of Things Is Difficult to Quantify
  • The Internet of Things' Size and Diversity Hinder Identification of Business Opportunities
    • The Distraction of Size
    • The Confusion (and Illusion) of Diversity
  • IT Leaders Are Well-Placed to Identify New Opportunities
  • Appendix: Classification of the Internet of Things Devices

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