According to MachNation's Next Generation IoT Forecast, we will have 24 billion connected IoT devices by 2024. That's 30-40 per cent annual growth for the next 10 years.But we will never see that level of growth unless we make it easy for buyers of IoT to identify and buy an IoT solution.
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