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From fitness trackers to connected refrigerators to coffee makers, there is no end to how smart even the most inane technology can become. The Internet of Things (IoT) isn't just changing how consumers manage their home security or order their coffee filters - it's revolutionizing the very fabric of commerce. However, according to Gartner, IoT is still in its early days of maturity. Gartner predicts that through 2018 there will be no one prevailing IoT ecosystem platform. This means that in the next few years there will be a proliferation of different devices, products and approaches to IoT. In fact, Cisco predicts that there will be a whopping 50 billion connected devices by 2020. As IoT develops, there are three main areas consumers and merchants alike need to consider: supply replenishment, purchasing optimization and product acquisition. Supply replenishment... (more)