Can the Internet of Things give you a competitive edge? 71% of IT decision-makers for companies with 1,000 to 3,000 employees say yes, their IoT strategy gives them an advantage. But this and other gains from the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications come with big challenges that smaller businesses must overcome, such as building IoT/M2M devices and deployments. These issues and insights were gathered by research firm Vanson Bourne for Aeris in a study now available. We had 300 executives from the United States and the United Kingdom polled to examine IoT’s perceived impact on business in the year ahead, as well as to determine how perspectives on IoT have evolved since 2013.