IoT Inventory grows over 30%, highlighting Midwest leadership in the Internet of Things
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 13, 2017) - The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) today announced the release of the third edition of the Midwest IoT Inventory Report: the report that catalogs and categorizes Internet of Things (IoT) companies in the Midwest. The Inventory was created by the ITA's IoT Council to formalize and visualize IoT's expanding presence in the Midwest.
The latest edition of the Inventory includes over 120 companies, up from 90 in the October 2016 edition. New companies were added that have recently raised their profile and presence in the IoT market by establishing a clear commitment to creating, selling or implementing IoT solutions. Companies in the Inventory range from those founded in the past few years and with fewer than 50 employees, to others with more than 10,000 employees and a strong presence in Illinois since the late 1960s.
35 new companies were added to the Inventory since the second release in October 2016 along with 2 new case studies on IoT implementations in the Midwest at ShopperTrak and Zebra. The new companies listed in the inventory include:
"When we established the IoT Council, one of its initial goals was to raise the visibility and awareness of the Midwest as an epicenter of IoT technology," said Julia Kanouse, CEO, ITA. "The expansion of the IoT Inventory and the addition of 35 companies and 2 case studies is proof that more and more companies are getting serious about IoT here in the Midwest."
To be considered for inclusion in the Inventory, companies had to meet one of two geographical criteria, either:
The companies represented in the Inventory represent the leading edge of IoT in the Midwest. The ITA and its IoT Council are dedicated to helping current and future Midwest IoT companies achieve their goals through programming, support systems and peer-to-peer collaboration. Midwest companies that believe they should be represented in the inventory should submit their information for review.
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