Did you know there were more connected devices than people on this planet back in 2008? And this year, we’ll see the number of connected devices surpass the PC, tablet and the phone market combined. What’s even more astonishing is that we ain’t seen nothing yet. Just ask the experts. Gartner, for example, projects there will be over 26 billion connected devices by 2020. Cisco says 50 billion. Intel says 200 billion and IDC says 212 billion. Where ever the number lands, it’s easy to see how machines / connected devices will be fueling the next stage of growth for the Internet.