The simple answer is that everything is now in place for the Internet of Things to work.
The biggest single change in business technology over the last five or so years has been the rise of the smartphone, unchaining internet access from the desktop. Almost 1bn smartphones were sold around the world in 2013 alone, according to Gartner.
This has led to the explosion in the use of the cloud and cloud applications such as CRM and email which can be accessed anywhere, using these Internet-enabled mobile devices. Business people can now access the business applications they need without being restricted to corporate networks and specific geographical locations.