Infographic: 2016 IoT Trends Survey

This spring, the IoT Institute surveyed a broad-based list of 996 business and government officials to understand their thoughts on the Internet of Things. Here's what we found:

Brian Buntz

June 30, 2016

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The Internet of Things is beginning to gain traction among industry professionals.
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Despite the significant amount of attention given to the Internet of Things, the level of familiarity among industry and government professionals is uneven, according to a 2016 Penton survey. 9% of respondents stated that they were extremely familiar with the technology, while 19% reported that they had never heard of the Internet of Things. Despite that unevenness, there seems to be significant interest in the technology. A full 71% reported that they are interested in learning more about how IoT technology could benefit their organization. These are just a couple of the highlights from our survey that are presented in our infographic:


About the Author(s)

Brian Buntz

Brian is a veteran journalist with more than ten years’ experience covering an array of technologies including the Internet of Things, 3-D printing, and cybersecurity. Before coming to Penton and later Informa, he served as the editor-in-chief of UBM’s Qmed where he overhauled the brand’s news coverage and helped to grow the site’s traffic volume dramatically. He had previously held managing editor roles on the company’s medical device technology publications including European Medical Device Technology (EMDT) and Medical Device & Diagnostics Industry (MD+DI), and had served as editor-in-chief of Medical Product Manufacturing News (MPMN).

At UBM, Brian also worked closely with the company’s events group on speaker selection and direction and played an important role in cementing famed futurist Ray Kurzweil as a keynote speaker at the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing West event in Anaheim. An article of his was also prominently on, a website dedicated to Kurzweil’s ideas.

Multilingual, Brian has an M.A. degree in German from the University of Oklahoma.

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