The personal computer, the smartphone and the Internet revolutionized society.
We are now on the threshold of another epochal transformation: the Internet of Things, by which everyday objects are integrated into a data-sharing network. IoT is one of the hottest investment opportunities.
Cisco Systems, IBM, Oracle, Texas Instruments and other darlings of the financial press are moving into the booming IoT sector. The problem is, the investment crowd has already piled into these well-known large-capitalization stocks and bid up their shares.
But Digi International (DGII) is a small-cap rocket that produces crucial proprietary technology for almost any entity involved in IoT. Digi International enjoys an advantageous position as an early adopter that could make it the next Apple of IoT.
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It is much easier to generate market-thumping gains from the thousands of investments outside the S&P 500 than by attempting to eke out a few modest gains from the overvalued big boys.
That is where Digi International comes in. With a market cap of just $281.17 million but a dominant position in IoT, the company is poised to outperform.
IoT devices exchange information with each other via a central server, without a human being as intermediary. They use sensors to communicate actionable data, such as fuel levels, inventory capacities or room temperatures, through a wired or wireless network to a software application.