18 most powerful internet of things companies 2017: AWS, Microsoft, IBM and more

Billions of connected devices means billions in revenue for these companies.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has moved well beyond a buzzword that’s to arrive at some point in the future – with real-world examples that can now be found in factories, homes and businesses all over the world.

This alphabetised list is an unscientific preview of some of the biggest companies attempting to turn the IoT market into a reality. Research firm Gartner predicts IoT will generate $300 billion in revenue by 2020, with estimates of how many connected devices ranging from 25 billion to more than 200 billion. 

With the internet of things already making big waves in the UK energy and manufacturing industries it's unsurprising that many of the most well-known technology giants have invested in IoT. 

Here are the most powerful internet of things companies in 2017...

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