Top 5 Emerging Internet of Things (IoT) Trends in 2019
As we look onward into 2019, let’s talk about the top 5 emerging IoT Trends that have changed the entire IT Landscape.
- Artificial Intelligence
- Connected and hybrid clouds
- Edge Computing
- Digital Twins
- Cellular IoT Innovation through 5g
The future looks promising but many challenges remain. Since the IoT is becoming not only a technical but also a social phenomenon and hence changing the perception of many devices around us.
1. Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
“AI” and “Data Science” are the top technologies in every sphere and have always proven their place as the symbols of a new era.
The recent research from Gartner forecasts that in 2019 we will see 14.2 billion deployed connected, which will result in an immense volume of data. Data is the raw product of IoT. With the massive amount of data generated from smart devices, business is looking for the technologies to implement this data. With the improved processing that can increase productivity, digital leaders go for AI and machine learning to make more of their data.
2. Connected Clouds
Many companies rely on the cloud for storing their data, but the cost for these services can be significant. Moreover, cloud storage requires a lot of bandwidth while accessing the data. These limitations have prompted the search of new cloud infrastructure.
Connected clouds are gaining momentum to meet needs whenever they want cloud-source storage, network security, or app deployment. In their pursuit of streamlined and secured service, the business will use a mix of workloads running in public, private and hybrid environments.
3. Edge Computing and Beyond
The shift from centralized and cloud to edge architectures will only intensify the IoT space in the near future. Edge computing, where a network stores data in micro-centers for processing, offers a more effective solution for data handling. Part of the data is stored next to the corresponding IoT device to make the data easily available.
However, it’s not the end point: the set of layers associated with the edge architecture will eventually evolve into a more unstructured architecture comprising a wide range of devices and services.
4. Digital Twins
Digital Twin, also known as virtual twin technology, refers to a virtual copy of a real-world product that can be used for a certain purpose. It’s a stimulation tool that works along with AI, Machin learning and the IoT to improve the strategy of the business.
If 2018 was the year of fixed 5G applications, 2019 will embrace 5G in mobile devices, hence changing the landscape of IoT.
5G, the forthcoming generation, is likely to gain attention in the IoT market by optimizing power consumption, latency, bandwidth, operating cost, connection density, quality of service and range.
The sensor market will also evolve continuously with new purpose sensors covering more situations and events, hence reducing the power consumption which in turn will enable new edge architectures. The current sensors are likely to become more affordable or support new applications and new algorithms are will emerge to deduce more information from current sensor technology.
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