Some are calling the Internet-of-Things (IoT) boom the next industrial revolution, so there has been no shortage of related startup firms emerging globally in the past five years. Looking at the background of IoT, this growth is not surprising. Data from Juniper Research estimates the 13.4 billion connected “things” in the world in 2016 will almost triple, to 38.5 billion, by 2020. This large-scale increase draws an interesting parallel with the data explosion in commercial ...


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