• Gartner's 'Top Ten Strategic Technology Trends for 2016' report states that by 2020, 25 billion devices will be generating data about almost every topic imaginable. This is equal parts opportunity and challenge.  There will be a plethora of data, but making sense of it will be the trick. Typically, IoT goes beyond the machine-to-machine communications and covers a variety of devices and applications. Consequently, analytics is used for predictive decision-making using data generated from these M2M and IoT devices thus making it imperative for IoT companies to have an in-depth knowledge of analytics so as to realize their full potential to develop futuristic products. India now houses vendors who have built their ecosystem around IoT and many IT firms are partnering with such vendors to explore and build innovative industry solutions. They firmly believe that despite the challenges, those companies that are capable of harnessing the power of the tidal wave of information that IoT delivers will leapfrog competitors in the process. There definitely is a reason behind this; the reason being that if done right, the business benefits IoT can deliver surpasses the cynicism it projects. In an effort to help businesses figure out prime vendors who can help surpass this dark side, CIOReview have rounded up a list of ‘20 most Promising IoT Solution Providers’. Closely scrutinized by a panel of judges that encompasses CEOs, CIOs, CXOs, analysts and the CIOReview editorial board, these vendors can be rest assured to battle the everyday challenges like privacy, security, cost and connectivity issues that enterprises face.