Social media may be the first human innovation which pushed data volume beyond technology limits, but it is machines, not humans, that will generate the most data in what’s called IoT (Internet of Things). Every device, and not just the usual suspects of computers, electronics, phones, and network equipment, but also including thermostats, lighting, locks, office equipment, appliances, health monitors, factory equipment and other everyday things, 50 billion contributors in all, will add to the mix by 2020.

Connecting devices by Embracing Internet of Things (IoT)