The Internet of Things (IoT) is happening today, in businesses, homes, and government offices around the world. A recent Frost and Sullivan survey of more than 1,100 worldwide IT decision makers revealed that 25 percent of respondents believe the IoT is the most important Mega Trend for them to focus on over the next several years, tied only with Big Data (which it overlaps with in many ways), and well ahead of green initiatives, and bring your own technology.

Companies that leverage the huge amount of information available today and in the near future–combining smart sensors, mobile devices and other technology–can improve decision making and take advantage of automated workflows and predictive insights. Not surprisingly, mobile devices and data analytics tools are considered to be the most valuable technologies when it comes to enabling and realizing the promise of the IoT.

Check out the infographic below to learn more about how the IoT can benefit businesses and organizations across many industries. For an in-depth analysis, read the full Frost and Sullivan white paper “Understanding How The Internet of ThingsWill Transform Business.”