Is 2016 the year for IoT? Research firm Gartner estimated that in 2015 there were 4.9 billion connected “things”– growing to 25 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the everyday physical objects that surround us into an ecosystem of information that will enrich our lives. From refrigerators to parking spaces to houses, the IoT is bringing more and more things into the digital fold every day, which will likely make IoT a multi-trillion dollar industry in the near future.