The Internet of Things (IoT) is pervasive… and it’s not just about connected home devices or smartwatches anymore. It’s being applied in myriad ways in all different industries – whether it is in the predictive maintenance of a fleet of long-haul trucks, proximity-based marketing to retail customers, or real-time route optimization for first responder vehicles. In 2015, there were about 15 billion connected IoT devices deployed; that number is projected to reach anywhere from 75 billion to a staggering 212 billion by 2020. In 2017, it was estimated that 60% of global manufacturers were already using IoT applications to analyze their business processes and identify improvements and optimizations, a figure that will only continue to grow as technology becomes more widely available