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Creative Contention Drives Internet of Things Growth – Smart Connected Devices To Reach 13.5 Billion in 2016 With $500 Billion Of Potential Smart Services

Creative Contention Drives Internet of Things Growth - Smart Connected Devices To Reach 13.5 Billion in 2016 With $500 Billion Of Potential Smart Services

Harbor Research announces these facts with the release of the Smart Systems Global Forecast 2012-2016

Harbor Research is pleased to announce the publication of their 2012 Smart Systems Global Forecast Report. Harbor comprehensively analyzes the evolving Smart Systems and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market size, growth rates and the current state of adoption of intelligent device networking technologies and managed services. The study also analyzes the diverse challenges that the market faces going forward.

Glen Allmendinger, Harbor Research Founder and President notes:
Creative contention is what is driving growth in smart connected systems.

“The architecture required to inform an Internet of Things (IoT) future looks nothing like today’s.”

Smart Systems Framework & Architecture
Source: Harbor Research
Smart systems will inevitably evolve to a radically different peer-to-peer structure and, as the architecture evolves, the definitions of its most basic elements – all the ‘Things” that everyone is so anxious to quantify today (servers, sensors, devices, routers, hubs, etc.) – will change radically. What most people do not understand about this evolution is that you cannot accurately quantify the future state of the Internet of Things by merely counting today’s mess of architecture, infrastructure and systems elements. By acknowledging this, we’ve recognized that, the Smart Systems opportunity is considerably larger than anyone has stated to date”.

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