South Korea has emerged as the country most prepared for the Internet of Things (IoT) in the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) region, according to a new report from IDC.

The report, which compared 13 countries in the region, also revealed that Singapore, New Zealand and Australia among the most IoT prepared countries.

However, Shaily Shah, research manager for Internet of Things, pointed out that "Not all countries are created equal," and that "sheer GDP size alone is not necessarily the best predictor of a country's readiness for and ability to accelerate the development of the IoT."

"Countries are keen to demonstrate their relative digital competitiveness, and as such are looking to The Internet of Things as one of those initiatives," said Hugh Ujhazy, associate vice president of The Internet of Things in APeJ. "Knowing where a country stands in the loT index will help global and local IT vendors know what opportunities lie ahead of them as they line up their strategies at federal, local, and enterprise levels."