Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Understanding the Internet-of-Things Data Boom in 12 Slides

By Keith Noonan - May 28, 2016 at 10:40AM

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

The Internet of Things is expected to generate trillions of dollars in business over the next decade. But where does that value come from?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most talked about trends in tech and promises to connect a wide range of previously disparate devices in a revolutionary shift that will create massive opportunities for businesses and the public sector. IDC estimates that global IoT spending will reach $1.7 trillion in 2020, and a proliferation of wearable and smart technologies looks to spur a rapid increase in the amount of inter-device communication that will play a big role in the growth of Big Data. However, creating new sensors and machine to machine (M2M) communication is only part of the story.

Click through the slideshow below for a breakdown of the significance and trajectory of the IoT data boom, and how Verizon (VZ -2.17%), AT&T (T 1.84%), Microsoft (MSFT 3.42%), Amazon (AMZN 3.58%), and Cisco (CSCO 2.73%) are shaping what could be the next big thing in tech.   

Invest Smarter with The Motley Fool

Join Over 1 Million Premium Members Receiving…

  • New Stock Picks Each Month
  • Detailed Analysis of Companies
  • Model Portfolios
  • Live Streaming During Market Hours
  • And Much More
Get Started Now

Stocks Mentioned

AT&T Inc. Stock Quote
AT&T Inc.
T
$20.99 (1.84%) $0.38
Microsoft Corporation Stock Quote
Microsoft Corporation
MSFT
$267.70 (3.42%) $8.84
Cisco Systems, Inc. Stock Quote
Cisco Systems, Inc.
CSCO
$44.10 (2.73%) $1.17
Amazon.com, Inc. Stock Quote
Amazon.com, Inc.
AMZN
$116.46 (3.58%) $4.02
Verizon Communications Inc. Stock Quote
Verizon Communications Inc.
VZ
$50.96 (-2.17%) $-1.13

*Average returns of all recommendations since inception. Cost basis and return based on previous market day close.

Related Articles

Motley Fool Returns

Motley Fool Stock Advisor

Market-beating stocks from our award-winning analyst team.

Stock Advisor Returns
336%
 
S&P 500 Returns
115%

Calculated by average return of all stock recommendations since inception of the Stock Advisor service in February of 2002. Returns as of 06/25/2022.

Discounted offers are only available to new members. Stock Advisor list price is $199 per year.

Premium Investing Services

Invest better with The Motley Fool. Get stock recommendations, portfolio guidance, and more from The Motley Fool's premium services.