Here's Why The IoT Market Is About To Explode

(NOTE: This story was originally posted to Sept. 21.)

Business Embraces The Internet of Things

Most businesses view the Internet of Things as strategic, and partners are playing a role as the IoT market is on the verge of explosion, according to a report from market research firm IDC.

IDC's report, which is in its third year, questioned more than 4,500 enterprises about their perception of IoT as well as their early deployments or plans for deployment of IoT offerings. The survey also spanned several vertical industries, including manufacturing, retail, utilities, government, healthcare and finance.

Here are five insights from IDC on the Internet of Things that solution providers should know.