In Pictures: 2014 by the numbers - Predictions and projections

Cloud, mobility, Big Data, SDN, wearables -- see what’s in store for 2014

IoT EXPANDS The Internet of Things (which excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones) will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020 -- an almost 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion units in 2009, Gartner reports. "The growth in IoT will far exceed that of other connected devices. By 2020, the number of smartphones tablets and PCs in use will reach about 7.3 billion units," said Peter Middleton, research director at Gartner. "In contrast, the IoT will have expanded at a much faster rate, resulting in a population of about 26 billion units at that time."

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