The area of the Internet of Things (IoT), the term coined for everyday objects with network connectivity and the ability to send and receive data, has been steadily growing, and research shows that by 2020, there will be over 26 billion connected devices via IoT. Cloud computing has allowed for increased IoT applications, and social media platforms are connecting people and devices in more and more ways. From personal AI “assistants” like Siri, Cortana, and Alexa, to wearable tech devices like FitBits, IoT applications are becoming embedded in our daily lives but the real value that the IoT creates is at the intersection of gathering data and leveraging it. By 2020, internet access via mobile devices is expected to surpass PC-based access.
But with everything becoming “smart,” from our phones to our homes to even cities, there are still hurdles to overcome and challenges to solve. With an estimated $6B in IoT spending projected over the next 5 years, there is no shortage of capital investment in this burgeoning field, but two big hurdles to IoT growth are wireless electricity and network security. This so-called third wave of the internet has the potential to impact everything from health care to home security and comfort to the environment. If you’re not exploring how this type of technology can improve your business yet, the time to do so is now.
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