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Jun 15, 2017

I would venture to guess that a lot of the data that will be produced in the next few years will come from various "things" that are implemented by companies, users, and governments. We tend to refer to the Internet of Things (IoT) as those computing devices that are small, specialized, and connected computing device that sends data elsewhere. Sensors, special purpose devices, and more make of the IoT spectrum, including many industrial and manufacturing hardware.

Computers grew by leaps and bounds from approximately 250 worldwide in 1955 to one million in 1980 and 30 million by 1986. In 2015, the world saw 238 million computers sold worldwide. If we add smartphones, we had around 120 million sold in 2007 and 1.4 billion sold in 2015. Tablets add to this, but really, the large market is going to be IoT devices. 15 billion connected in 2015 with an estimate of 75 billion by 2025. I would wager that is going to be a low prediction.

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