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Top 10 Internet of Things stories of 2015

From personal fitness and professional sports to manufacturing and everywhere in between, the Internet of Things (IoT) started making its presence felt in 2015. Here are CIO.com's most-read IoT stories of 2015.

10. IBM to invest $3 billion in Internet of Things, by Thor Olavsrud

IBM is betting big on the Internet of Things (IoT) to the tune of $3 billion over the next four years to establish a new IoT unit. With the new IBM IoT unit, the company plans to build on its new industry-specific cloud data services and developer tools to integrate data from an "unprecedented number" of IoT and traditional sources.

9. Why CIOs should worry about the Internet of Things, by Jonathan Hassell

The Internet of Things brings with it the promise gee-whiz applications and life-changing innovation. But one thing's for sure - there are as many questions as there will be gigabytes of data being poured into your data centers.

8. CIOs put the Internet of Things in perspective, by Dan Muse

Three IT executives talk about the Internet of Things and the concerns that come with the opportunities offered by billions of connected devices.

7. Internet of Things connections to quadruple by 2020, by Thor Olavsrud

A new report by Verizon predicts that the Internet of Things is poised to transform virtually every major market sector, growing to more than 5.4 billion connections by 2020.

6. 3 reasons to be wary of the Internet of Things, by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff

IT and security experts discuss why companies and consumers alike should be careful about deploying 'smart' appliances and devices that connect to the Internet and offer steps to protect against security and privacy threats.

5. How the Internet of Things is changing healthcare and transportation, by Bruce Harpham

Far from being a gimmicky way to collect more data on customers - and sell them more things - IoT technology has the power to transform industries, manage costs and deliver quality outcomes to up and down the supply chain. Here's how two industries are doing just that.

4. Why Johnnie Walker joined the Internet of Things, by Thor Olavsrud

With the help of printed electronics and an Internet of Things smart product platform, beverage giant Diageo is equipping its Johnnie Walker Blue Label whisky with smart bottles.

3. 5 key challenges facing the industrial Internet of Things, by Thor Olavsrud

The Industrial Internet of Things shows every indication of rapidly transforming everything from agriculture to municipal management to energy generation and manufacturing, but it faces five potential obstacles.

2. How developers can profit from the Internet of Things, by Paul Rubens

Developers who have the right mix of Internet of Things skills and experience will soon command big bucks, but the time to start acquiring those skill is now.

1. The Internet of Things comes to the NFL, by Thor Olavsrud

Every NFL player and stadium will be equipped with RFID sensors and receivers, respectively, this football season, allowing the league to track fine-grained location data for every play.

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