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Five charts for measuring the boom of connected objects

Watch, balance, but also a bulb or machine-tool: behind the buzz of the Internet of things, there is already an economic reality. Decryption in computer graphic

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Five charts for measuring the boom of connected objects

Watch, balance, but also a bulb or machine-tool: behind the buzz of the Internet of things, there is already an economic reality. Decryption in computer graphics.

They were at the number of 34 priority projects of the "New France Industrial" imagined by Arnaud Montebourg. They are always among the top 10 of the nouvelle France Industrielle planed by Emmanuel Macron. That is to say, if the objects connected, or smart objects in the terminology of government, make for a mouthwatering treat our leaders. A reason for this? The figures seem to prove it.

1. The explosion in the number of connected objects

by 2020, the number of connected objects in the world will exceed $ 28 billion, according to the research firm IDC. A figure reached thanks to an annual growth of 17.5%, and for no surprise the main world economies: Asia (10.1 billion objects connected in 2020), western Europe ($8.5 billion) and North America ($7.5 billion) will weigh more than 90 per cent of the total.

2. An impact well beyond the high-tech

The economic impact of the Internet of things (IoT) is far from being limited to only the sectors of the it and telecom industries. According to the consulting firm AT Kearney, the european market of technological solutions related to connected objects will weigh 80 billion euros by 2025,... less than 10% of the added value created on the continent in the traditional sectors such as transport, health, industry.

3. The health and safety of affected first

In the meantime, this guidance wonderful to happen, one thing is clear: the sector of connected objects is still in childhood. Past the connected TV, entry into the customs through the various boxes that exist on the market, the other devices connected do not equip them for the moment only a small part of the population. Of trends are emerging, however: security (alarms, locks and keys connected), the health and the "quantified self" (bracelets, scales, etc.) are part of the services where the addition of new objects will appear.

4. A market that all change in a year

New evidence that this market is moving at any speed: the segments of "wearables" (the objects connected portable devices such as bracelets, trackers activities or watches) for 2015 observed by IDC has nothing to do with the 2014. Less than 30 million devices were sold in 2014, compared to nearly 78 million a year later, and the positions have changed significantly: the pioneer Fitbit has seen its market share drop from 38% to 27%, Samsung and Garmin have also seen their divided by two, while the Chinese Xiaomi to admit four times his own. And even if sales of the Apple Watch seem disappointing by the standards of the firm at the apple, the manufacturer of california made a big splash in this market.

5. Fundraising strong growth in

Is this to say that despite the presence of these giants (which must be added to Google with the thermostats Nest, Amazon and its Alexa Echo...), the games are far from being facts? The venture capitalists seem to believe: in 2011, they had injected a little less than $ 1.2 billion in 147 fund-raising, according to the count of CB Insights. In 2015, there will have been 343 deals, and not far from 3 billion dollars raised. The compaction observed this last year was perhaps one level: the first quarter of 2016, with 846 million invested, marks a clear recovery.

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