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Forecast Alert: Internet of Things — Endpoints and Associated Services, Worldwide, 2016

Published: 06 January 2017

ID: G00321442

Analyst(s): Peter Middleton


Gartner's forecast for the Internet of Things has been revised down slightly to 6.5 billion endpoints shipped in 2020, with an installed base of 20.4 billion units. Both hardware and service spending have decreased, and total spending in 2020 is down 3% relative to the 2015 forecast.

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What You Need to Know

Findings: Top-Line Results

  • 2016 Forecast
    • Comparison Between the 2015 and 2016 Forecasts

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