>>Kurosh, I'm looking for market data for the consumer Internet of Things market, smart homes and home automation. <<
for the consumer IoT there is so much hype that the numbers you can get for free are basically useless. For example. Gartner says there will be an increase of 15 billion IoT devices over the next 5 years. and lots of folks cite this in their pitch.
But if I'm an investor I want to know instead what your market is
and you are going to have a tough time getting reliable numbers on that without paying for it. You are going to have to pay Gartner a couple of grand for that data, or go find a public library that has Gartner and similar reports as their subscription.
One way to do this is to enroll at the local Community College and get access to their library as a student.
but for the market you are looking at, the publicly available data is useless
David - for IoT the money I suspect mostly is in the SaaS space - which is why you see AWS and Azure jumping in. The reason is that the money in IoT comes from data analytics - and that means big compute which means Cloud.
Frankly Nicos - if you are looking at the SmartHome space - you are better off going to the track. The space is overcrowded already and there really isn't much profit opportunity there. If you want to know why I think that and what my background is for saying this, go check my LinkedIn profile to see what I've worked on and feel free to drop me a PM