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Survey Analysis: Early Adopters of Internet of Things Poised to Make 2016 the Year of the Customer

Published: 12 February 2016

ID: G00298428

Analyst(s): Jim Tully, Chet Geschickter


The Internet of Things will move toward mainstream adoption in 2016 for many industries. CIOs should use these survey results for IoT planning — including identifying benefits, anticipating challenges, and justifying a leadership role for IoT across their organizations.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Who Is Moving Forward With IoT?
  • Gauging the Benefits of IoT
  • Barriers to Implementing the IoT
  • Leadership
  • Methodology
  • Definitions

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