Japan Internet of Things Forecast by Technology, 2016-2020This IDC report targets only the "key use cases" (29 applications)," which fall under the "technical elements" ( key 10 elements) that make up the technology groups (major four groups). The study provides the growth forecast for user spending across these technology groups and elements.Various growth factors promoting improved business confidence decreased technical and cost barriers, as well as a better legal system have played an important role in the rapid growth of the Japan IoT market. IDC Japan's Market Analyst for Communications, Yuta Torisu declares that "by taking advantage of the 3rd Platform–based IT, companies can bring about an IoT-based transformation as service providers. In other words, a digital transformation (DX) is now feasible. In addition to catering to simple requests, IT vendors should also take the initiative in proposing business models that will provide value services to end users by taking advantage of DX in IoT areas. Amidst a sudden increase in IoT awareness, particularly related to a company's line of business (LOB), enhanced efforts by IT vendors to understand the business processes of user companies in each industry seems to be an urgent issue. To resolve these issues, IT vendors ought to strengthen their collaboration with solution partners that are familiar with specific industries as well as enable effective management and operation of IoT solutions both from IT and operation technology (OT) sides."