Data Nugget: Better Connected

By / Jun 1, 2017 (Piotr Adamowicz/Thinkstock)

The number of connected devices is growing—fast.

8.4 Billion

The number of connected “things” in use worldwide in 2017. That’s up 31 percent from 2016 and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020, according to predictions from the research firm Gartner. The forecast also shows that greater China, North America, and Western Europe will account for 67 percent of the overall internet of things installed in 2017.

Source: Gartner, Inc., “Forecast: Internet of Things— Endpoints and Associated Services, Worldwide, 2016”

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