LONDON, Nov. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The global Internet of Things market is poised to grow from 2017 to 2023. Various reasons for growth of the Internet of things market are growing Internet penetration across the world, rapidly growing online population demanding interconnectivity of objects, declining sensor price and advanced sensor technologies and evolution of high speed networking technologies and its potential to streamline and deliver greater time and cost savings.
Internet of things refers to networking of physical objects by using embedded actuators, sensors and other devices that can collect or transmit information about the objects. The information collected from these devices is then analyzed to optimize, services, products and operations.
Various kinds of platforms for IoT are device management platform, network management platform and application management platform. Software solution for IoT can be for real time streaming analytics, security solutions, data management, remote monitoring systems and network bandwidth management. Manage and professional services are offered. Professional services can be either for support and maintenance or deployment and integration or consulting services. IoT finds application in multiple verticals like smart energy, building and home automation, smart manufacturing, connected logistics, smart retail, connected health, smart environment, smart mobility and transport and security and emergencies.
Market drivers for Internet of things are increasing adoption of cloud-based platforms, exponential increase in Internet usage, development of cheaper and smarter sensors, growth of high speed networking technologies, rapidly growing online population demanding interconnectivity of objects, growth in venture capital investment in IoT industry and potential to streamline and deliver greater time and cost savings.
Consumer electronics is the biggest application segment for IoT and constitutes almost 30% market share. Software and services will be the largest market in the forecast period. Data management has the largest share of the IoT software solution market and it is expected that it will continue in a similar fashion during the forecast period. It is predicted that security solution will show very good growth in the forecast period due to increasing cyber threats and attacks. Device management platform will dominate the IoT platforms market due to huge increase in number of connected devices all over the world.
Factors that will restrain market growth are shortage of skilled and trained workers, lack of universally accepted standards and security concerns.
Figure: Global Internet of things Market by Geography (%) in 2015
Market regions that are covered in the report are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and RoW. North America has the largest market share of Internet of things market. Most of the market players are based in North America and there is awareness about advantages of using Internet of things, technological advancements and early adoption of IoT in this region. Europe also has a good market share due to high awareness. Regulators in both these regions are acting upon on privacy and data security in the IoT scenario.
Asia-Pacific market is expected to report highest growth in the years 2017-2023. Increasing awareness, high penetration of Internet and falling price of sensors and modules will be the market drivers for growth of Internet of things market in Asia Pacific region. Technological advancements are being adopted in various countries like China, Japan and India and this too will boost the market growth of Internet of things.
The major market players for Internet of things are IBM Corporation, Cisco Systems Inc., SAP SE, PTC Inc., General Electric, Microsoft Corporation, Symantec Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Bosch Software Innovations GmBH and Amazon Web Services Inc. Companies are forming alliances and are going for mergers and acquisitions to strengthen their market position. Organizations are investing in research and development to come up with novel and innovative products that will capture new market share.
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