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Small- and medium-sized enterprises are interested in IoT propositions. This report provides a detailed snapshot of IoT take-up, applications, and future plans among global SMEs, including key industry focus, and regional comparison.


  • Small businesses want to manage profitability, and they want IoT-enabled services that can facilitate this. The top area of interest for future IoT services is one that can track and manage energy costs.
  • Three out of 10 SMEs worldwide said their IoT expenditure will grow in 2019, notably the high-tech, transportation, and manufacturing industries.
  • Medium-sized firms are expected to have the highest IoT expenditure growth.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn what SMEs are planning to spend their money on in IoT.
  • Identify the sweet spots of SMEs' IoT investment.

Key questions answered

  • What do SMEs want from IoT?
  • What IoT applications are SMEs using and considering?

Table of contents

2018/19 SoHo and SME Insights Survey: IoT

  • About this report
  • Ovum's SoHo and SME definition
  • About the survey:
  • 2018/19 SoHo and SME Insights Survey: IoT

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