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The Internet of Things Explained: Making sense of the next mega-trend

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The Internet of Things, or IoT, is emerging as the next technology mega-trend, with repercussions across the business spectrum. By connecting to the Internet billions of everyday devices–ranging from fitness bracelets to industrial equipment–the IoT merges the physical and online worlds, opening up a host of new opportunities and challenges for companies, governments, and consumers.

In research cutting across sectors and regions, the Global Investment Research (GIR) Division at Goldman Sachs examines the drivers that are bringing the Internet of Things to reality now and assesses the implications for the first industries being impacted.

The IoT as the Third Wave of the Internet

In the video below, Simona Jankowski, senior equity research analyst at Goldman Sachs discusses GIR’s new report The Internet of Things: Making Sense of the Next Mega-Trend.

“We think that companies’ ability to adapt and thrive in this new era of the Internet of Things is very likely to determine who the next set of winners and laggards will be in this new connected age.” – Simona Jankowski

The opportunities of an even more connected world

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