IT leaders (91%) agree: The Internet of Things is a necessary aspect of their country’s economic future. Homing on six countries—China, Germany, India, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S.— a fall 2015 Flex-commissioned survey on the Internet of Things found leaders from China (99%) and India (96%) expressing the most enthusiasm about the potential for the Internet of Things in their industries. Most IT leaders say the private sector in their country has made progress in developing products and services for a smart, connected world, but their government and infrastructure support remain lacking. We’ve also created an IoT Index Score to spotlight this perceived gap between public and private readiness for developing the technology needed to enable the IoT. One solution: build stronger partnerships between the public and private sectors.