Turning IoT Barriers Into Opportunities

Addressing the big reasons companies are hesitating to deploy IoT solutions can help solution providers get a foot in the door.
The opportunities ahead in the Internet of Things market are huge, and the size of the IoT universe continues to expand.
As solution providers ramp up in IoT, bigger infrastructure deals and longer-term technology spending may follow. Vendors need to stay ahead of the game by making sure they have adequate channel programs and channel marketing budgets that are specifically targeting IoT.
Gartner is projecting that there will be 20.4 billion "things" connected by 2020. This year alone, the research firm said hardware spending on connected things among businesses would be more than $964 billion worldwide.

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