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連接、控制、保存、分析:急速成長的IoT服務市場 (2014-2020年)

Connect, Control, Store & Analyze: The Burgeoning Market for IoT Services, 2014-2020

出版商 VDC Research Group, Inc. 商品編碼 333111
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 25 Pages; 7 Exhibits
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連接、控制、保存、分析:急速成長的IoT服務市場 (2014-2020年) Connect, Control, Store & Analyze: The Burgeoning Market for IoT Services, 2014-2020
出版日期: 2015年06月19日 內容資訊: 英文 25 Pages; 7 Exhibits




  • IoT服務的境界範例


  • 全球IoT專用服務市場收益
  • 近幾年的發展趨勢


  • 全球IoT專用服務的收益:各產品部門
  • 工業自動化
  • 醫療、醫療保健
  • 汽車、運輸
  • 軍事、航太
  • CE家電
  • 辦公室&商務
  • 零售自動化
  • 其他


  • 全球IoT專用業務收益:各服務形式佔有率的實際成果、預測


  • 全球IoT專用業務收益:各地區佔有率的實際成果、預測
  • 南北美洲
  • 歐洲、中東、非洲
  • 亞太地區


  • 主要的IoT供應商分析
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Arrayent
  • Jasper Technologies
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Predix (General Electric)
  • PTC
  • Sigfox
  • Zebra Technologies

關於VDC Research


IoT services are among the main reasons for connecting devices to the Internet. At their most basic level, these services fall into four core categories: connectivity; device monitoring and control; data collection and storage; and data analytics. In various combinations, these functions produce IoT services that enable: businesses, municipalities, and consumers to reduce costs and maximize utilization of their devices; dealers to provide predictive maintenance and improve customer service; and OEMs to understand usage patterns to develop new features and refine product designs. IoT services also enable a range of new business models, such as "Device-as-a-Service," in which customers purchase what the product does rather than the product itself, with IoT services as an integral component.

This report examines the market for IoT services designed and deployed for a variety of applications and vertical markets. It also includes discussion of key features, leading vendors, and market sizing.

What questions are addressed?

  • What does and does not constitute an "IoT service"?
  • How large is the market for IoT services, and how fast is it growing?
  • Which vertical markets represent the best opportunities for IoT services?
  • Which types of IoT services are of the highest value?
  • What factors are affecting the market for IoT services across major geographic regions?

Who should read this report?

This report is recommended for those making critical decisions regarding IoT products, services, markets, channels, and competitive strategies. Roles that could benefit from this report include product management, marketing, and strategy executives at device OEMs, IoT service providers, investment firms, and associated roles and organizations.

Vendors Mentioned in this Report (Partial List)

  • Aliyun (Alibaba)
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Apple
  • Arrayent
  • General Electric
  • Google
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • Jasper Technologies
  • Microsoft Azure
  • OnStar (General Motors)
  • PTC
  • Sigfox
  • Zebra Technologies

Executive Summary

[Data available in full report.] With the growing installed base of connected devices, cloud services for the Internet of Things are now poised to enable those devices to fulfill their potential. Major equipment vendors, leading technology service providers, and innovative startups are all offering services for connectivity, device management, data collection, and analytics in combinations targeted at specific device types or vertical markets. With vendors vying for early market share, the IoT business is undergoing widespread acquisitions and partnerships.

For high ticket capital equipment, IoT services are a low-cost means for OEMs to gain a competitive edge. For lower-priced equipment, IoT services are a means to establish or enhance recurring revenues, motivating nearly every vendor to jump on the services bandwagon. IoT services are frequently arranged by the OEM rather than the end user, and the result is fierce competition for contracts more than for individual users. And in certain markets, IoT services provide vendors with a foot-in-the-door to leverage additional product and service sales.

Key Findings

  • The global market for IoT-specific services is expected to grow to $XX.X billion in 2020 from $X.X billion in 2014, a CAGR of XX.X%.
  • Industrial automation is the largest vertical market for IoT services.
  • The automotive & transportation market and the medical & health care market have the fastest-growing revenues for IoT services.
  • Remote monitoring & control functions account for the largest portion of IoT service revenues, but revenues for data analytics are the fastest-growing.


The market for IoT-specific services is poised for rapid growth, rising t$XX.X billion in 2020 from $X.X billion in 2014, as shown in Exhibit 1. This equates ta compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of a staggering XX.X% over the forecast period, although VDC cautions that high CAGR numbers are often misleading in early-stage markets as they reflect the relatively low level of the starting point as much as they reflect actual growth. (That a $X billion market might be considered a low starting point is itself an indication of the tremendous potential of the IoT services market.)

Besides the vast breadth of markets and applications twhich IoT services can be applied, such rapid growth is enabled by a confluence of factors:

Shipments of IoT devices have risen substantially over the past several years, as:

  • Increasing numbers of end users have come texpect the ability taccess and control their devices via the Internet
  • Embedded hardware and software vendors tailored their offerings timprove IoT functionality
  • Embedded engineers and software developers gained experience in designing and building IoT things.

The cost of raw processing power, Internet bandwidth, cloud storage, and other core enablers have dropped substantially.

IoT Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS) and application development platforms have proliferated, simplifying the process of service ramp-up. A handful of software developers can quickly and easily start an IoT service with little upfront investment.

In most cases, service revenues recur over the entire useful life of an IoT device, rather than just in the initial year of product sale. Therefore, service revenues are proportional to the installed base of units, not annual unit shipments. This has a cumulative effect on annual service revenues and is a major motivation for OEMs and service vendors alike to develop and offer IoT services.

Recent Developments

Major players in the IoT space continue to invest in IoT-related technology and services. Some recent examples include the following:

  • Google acquired Revolv, provider of home automation gateways and services, and integrated the company into its previously acquired Nest Labs business.
  • IBM announced that it will establish a new IoT business unit and says it will invest $3 billion in it over the next 4 years.
  • Microsoft announced it is adding to its Azure cloud an expanded "IoT Suite" of services, and the company said it will produce an IoT version of its forthcoming Windows 10 operating system specifically for embedded devices.
  • ARM acquired several IoT firms, including Wicentric (Bluetooth software), Sunrise Micro Devices (low-voltage wireless technologies), and Offspark (SSL/TLS communications security).
  • Intel acquired Lantiq, a leading maker of semiconductors for broadband access and home networking.
  • Amazon acquired IoT platform provider 2lemetry.
  • Silver Spring Networks acquired Detectent, which specializes in IoT analytics for utilities industries.
  • PTC acquired IoT analytics firm ColdLight, enhancing its previously acquired IoT platforms from Axeda and ThingWorx.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Key Findings

Defining IoT Services

  • IoT Service Boundary Examples

Global IoT-Specific Services Market Overview

  • Exhibit 1: Global IoT-Specific Services Revenue (US $B)
  • Recent Developments

Vertical Markets

  • Exhibit 2: Global IoT-Specific Services Revenue by Vertical Market (US $B)
  • Industrial Automation Market
  • Medical & Health Care
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Military & Aerospace
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Office & Business
  • Retail Automation
  • Other

IoT Service Types

  • Exhibit 3: Share of Global IoT-Specific Services Revenue by Service Type, 2014 vs. 2020

Regional Forecasts

  • Exhibit 4: Regional Share of Global IoT-Specific Services Revenue, 2014 vs. 2020
  • The Americas
  • Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)
  • Asia-Pacific

Competitive Landscape

  • Selected IoT Vendor Insights
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Arrayent
  • Jasper Technologies
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Predix (General Electric)
  • PTC
  • Sigfox
  • Zebra Technologies

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