According to statistics, by 2020 there will be approximately 30 billion devices which are IoT enabled. What this means is that, next year, every there will be more and more people who are using smartphones, tablets, those who are wearing fitness trackers, as well as those who are making use of other digital devices which capture information, in real time, and transmit this over the Internet, to a specified data-collection point, for assimilation and processing.
This means that online processes, such as eCommerce, will become more accessible to people. No longer will they need to wait to have access to their laptops or desktops to buy something online, now they are able to purchase something immediately using a variety of apps on their smartphones. Major online retailers – such Amazon – have taken advantage of this trend of ‘always-on-shopping’ and have designed apps for their own companies.