The Vodafone study shows that the Internet of Things influences companies regardless of size and industry. Almost two thirds of companies that use the Internet of Things state that their business has changed or will change significantly in the next five years as a result of the networking of objects.
Perhaps the most important finding of the study is that the number of companies using the IoT in one form or another is growing steadily. Currently, 34% of companies use the IoT, 5 percentage points more than in the previous survey. Market observers attribute this to easier access to devices, software and total solutions that network business applications. Acceptance of IoT technologies is increasing across all industries, particularly in the transportation, manufacturing and financial services sectors.