1.6 Billion Connected Things will be used by Smart Cities in 2016-Gartner

Bettina-Tratz-Ryan-gartner-300x300Gartner has estimated that 1.6 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2016, an increase of 39 per cent from 2015.

“Smart commercial buildings will be the highest user of Internet of Things (IoT) until 2017, after which smart homes will take the lead with just over 1 billion connected things in 2018,” said Bettina Tratz-Ryan, Research Vice-President, Gartner.

“Commercial real estate benefits greatly from IoT implementation. IoT creates a unified view of facilities management as well as advanced service operations through the collection of data and insights from a multitude of sensors. Especially in large sites, such as industrial zones, office parks, shopping malls, airports or seaports, IoT can help reduce the cost of energy, spatial management and building maintenance by up to 30 per cent,” added Tratz-Ryan…Read more

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