First Look: The Internet of Things Market Opportunity by Use Case
This IDC study presents an overview of the industry-specific and cross-industry IoT use cases that together are used to build the U.S. and worldwide IoT forecasts. It explains the structure of the IoT industry forecasting models and provides several examples of industry use cases that are currently in place at manufacturers, retailers, and healthcare providers, illustrating the use of IoT devices, processes, platforms, software, and services. This study provides concrete examples that help to give life to strong growth in IoT devices, hardware, software, and services forecast for the next five-plus years.
"As the IoT market develops over time, it is important for the vendors competing in this segment to continually monitor the progress of the solution providers and the new technologies available. Industry-specific solutions will comprise the bulk of the nonconsumer market, and as the benefits to manufacturing processes, logistics, energy efficiency, and customer experience become evident, the IoT market will continue to experience rapid growth," said Bob Kraus, senior research analyst, Global Technology and Industry Research Organization, IDC.
The attached demo pivot table illustrates the IoT market data that will be made available to clients in December 2014. This pivot table does not include data; it is only to illustrate the scope of data available in that separate report.