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 403 million units were sold in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 9.7 percent increase over the same period in 2014.
This has led to the explosion in the use of the cloud and cloud applications like CRM and email which can be accessed anywhere thanks to internet-enabled mobile devices. Business people can now access their company's applications on the go without being restricted to corporate networks and specific geographical locations.