IoT Will Deliver $8 Trillion Boost Over the Next Decade

April 20, 2015


Bayshore Blog Post: Yahoo Finance

April 20, 2015

From Yahoo Finance: Cisco and DHL: IoT will deliver $1.9 trillion boost to supply chain and logistics

If you are wondering just how big our market might get, you'll be interested in this study from logistics leader DHL and Bayshore Networks' reseller partner Cisco. Their IoT Internet of Things Trend Report, published today, reveals huge potential for more efficient and transparent supply chains. The report estimates US$8 trillion will be generated through new connections over next decade.

The Trend Report, which estimates that there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020 compared to 15 billion today, looks at the potential impact this technological revolution will have on business. The value at stake, combination of increased revenues and lower costs that is created or will migrate among companies and industries when new connections are made, reveals the huge potential when the Internet and networks expand their connections to warehousing, freight transportation and other elements of the supply chain. For any organization with a supply chain or logistics operations, IoT will have game-changing consequences, from creating more 'last mile' delivery options for customers, to more efficient warehousing operations and freight transportation.

According to Cisco's economic analysis, IoT will generate US$8 trillion worldwide in Value at Stake over the next decade. This will come from five primary drivers: innovation and revenue (US$2.1 trillion); asset utilization (US$2.1 trillion); supply chain and logistics (US$1.9 trillion); employee productivity improvements (US$1.2 trillion); and enhanced customer and citizen experience (US$700 billion).

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