Smart systems that combine microprocessor control, connectivity and a high-level operating system will grow from a $1 trillion market today to $2 trillion by 2015.

Smart Systems to Top $1 Trillion | Business Analytics | Smarter Technology

Smart systems are proliferating in nearly all fields. And their use covers quite a broad range, including smart household appliances, smartphone navigation apps, smart security apps that identify suspicious activity, and supercomputers that use artificial intelligence to give expert medical or legal advice.

Already there are 1.8 billion smart systems in service worldwide, cutting across every application area under the sun—from personal hygiene to public transportation—but that number will more than double to over 4 billion over the next five years.