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Worldwide Internet of Things Spending Guide

The Worldwide Internet of Things Spending Guide examines the Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity from a use case, technology, industry, and geography perspective. This comprehensive database delivered via IDC's Customer Insights query tool allows the user to easily extract meaningful information about the IoT technology market by viewing data trends and relationships and making data comparisons.


Markets Covered

This product covers the following segments of the IoT market:

  • 9 regions: USA, Canada, Japan, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America, PRC, and Asia/Pacific
  • 53 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, PRC, the rest of Asia/Pacific, the rest of CEE, the rest of Latin America, the rest of the Middle East and Africa, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela, and Vietnam
  • 4 technology groups with 14 technology categories: Hardware (module/sensors, security hardware, server storage, and other hardware), software (analytics software, application software, horizontal, security, vertical industry, and other software), services (IT and installation services, ongoing service, and content as a service), connectivity
  • 82 use cases, including: Agriculture animal tagging, agriculture field monitoring, air traffic monitoring, airport facility automation, ATM remote tracking, bedside telemetry, connected oil field exploration, connected vehicles, connected vending machines, construction machinery management, digital signage, electric vehicle charging, environmental monitoring detection, fleet management, food traceability, and others
  • 20 industries: Banking, insurance, securities and investment services, discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, construction, resource industries, retail, wholesale, professional services, personal and consumer services, transportation, healthcare provider, federal/central government, state/local government, education, telecommunications, media, utilities, and consumer

Data Deliverables

This spending guide is delivered on a semiannual basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative. The following are the deliverables for this spending guide:

Annual five-year forecasts by use case, technology, industry, and geography, delivered twice a year


About This Spending Guide

IDC's Worldwide Internet of Things Spending Guide provides guidance on the expected technology opportunity around this market at a regional and total worldwide level. Segmented by industry, use case, and technology component, this guide provides IT vendors with insights into both large and rapidly growing segments of the IoT market and how the market will develop over the coming years.


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Andrea Siviero

Research Manager, European Industry Solutions, Customer Insights & Analysis

Ashutosh Bisht

Senior Research Manager

Carrie MacGillivray

Group Vice President, Internet of Things, 5G & Mobility

Marcus Torchia

Research Director, Customer Insights & Analysis