Some 6.4 billion connected "things" will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30% from this year, according to a new report from Gartner Inc.

In 2016, 5.5 million new things will get connected every day, and total connected things will reach 20.8 billion by 2020, the report says. Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will support total services spending of $235 billion in 2016, up 22% from 2015.

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