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Cloud computing continues to expand worldwide, and IoT leverages cloud assets heavily by relying on uninterrupted data streams and constant connectivity. Stakeholders in both areas must look to the increased overlap coming in 2017 and beyond.


  • The Internet of Things is predicted to have 30 billion to 50 billion connected endpoints by 2020, adding a large new component to existing Internet workloads. There is no obvious accounting for how this additional traffic will be addressed, nor is there any assurance of security.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the magnitude of IoT's impact on existing systems.
  • Identify areas where cloud computing and IoT overlap, and how to fill in the gaps.

Key questions answered

  • What are the challenges to IoT adoption?
  • How can cloud computing and infrastructure providers prepare for the future?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

The Internet of Things is growing

  • Customer experience and operational efficiency are key drivers
  • Obstacles to widespread adoption remain

Cloud usage expands and diversifies

  • Adoption across all functions will pass 80% by 4Q18
  • IoT's place in the cloud workload is unclear


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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