Technology and trends, go hand in hand these days. Without a doubt, the past few years witnessed a tremendous shift in the digital economy, given the massive influx of multiple
technologies. From automation to connectivity, artificial intelligence to virtual reality, the decade had it all. As we are about to step in the last year of the decade, we drift our focus from many to the one that is expected to disrupt the global business industry, IoT!
Yes, that’s right.
Gartner report’s that there would 4.8 billion devices installed in work infrastructure towards the end of 2019 and around more than 20 billion interconnected devices would ply across the globe. The gamut of IoT seems to be huge and it would not be wrong to state that IoT is the new norm penetrating deep in organizational infrastructure and across all business verticals.
However, technology never remains the same or it never stagnates. It is one of those elements that undergo constant change and in order to sustain in the competitive world, it is important that you keep up with those enhancements.
Narrowing down our focus to IoT, this article covers the top 10 IoT( Internet of Things) trends that would shape the IoT technology in upcoming years.
Top 10 IoT Trends To Keep An Eye On
Multilingual voice assistants
One of the rising functionality of the internet of things is its integration in voice assistants. Till date, the different kinds of assistants as embedded in the segment of customer service where primarily bilingual. However, not all are adept at talking English. As a matter of fact, Mandarin is one of the most frequently spoken languages followed by Spanish. In such a scenario, it is important that the voice assistants are capable of conversing in different languages. This drives better communication and further, enhances the customer’s engagement with the organization.
The IoT world has spawned its way to almost every sector. However, the first and primarily the most important trend has been smart homes. The trend is in its evolving stage and sooner would we find people adopting gadgets and smart devices adding connectivity between them and your homes. From IoT enabled power devices that auto-shut when the house is empty to the temperature adjusting air conditioners, smart homes would definitely disrupt the way people connect with their homes.
The Trend Of 5G
Thriving in an era where everything is at a lightning-fast speed. The network and telecommunication industry has been hit hard with the digitization wave and the resultant being, 5G or the mm-wave. This generation of the network is all set to revolutionize the entire range of connectivity, offering speed of up to 10Gbps. Of course, they encompass the minimum possible latency.
Jammed in the traffic and the first thought is flying cars. I am sure you would have dreamt of it, but never thought it would be possible. However, the age of technological revolution gives this dream of yours the reality touch. This all-new startup, Volokopter is working on and also has depicted its first flying car model in the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Trust me, this is disrupting the way people commute, let alone the urban mobility.
Self Driving Cars
Well, flying cars would be the idea worth giving a thought, how about self-driving, driver-less car? Again a boom, right. Well, you might be surprised to know that such a concept already exists. Tesla’s autopilot is one of the fascinating self-driving cars and the most talked about the implication of IoT in the automobile industry. The company has tested the model and very soon, the full-fledged model would wheel out on roads. No doubt, the concept of self-driving cars would have an effect on life all across the globe.
Smartphones, smartwatches, smart home and now, we have the smart mirror. No, this would not travel with you automatically. The technology of smart mirror is backed by the idea of giving users the ease to access news, stay updated on weather reports and a lot more. The technology has been gaining huge importance and is fully customizable. Meaning that if you have coding skills and the knack to build your very own smart mirror, the technology permits you for the same.
Another technology or the implications of IoT penetrating deep within the market are flexible displays. The basic or the traditional form of display that every smartphone is compatible with comprises of a flat piece of glass and plastic. On the contrary, flexible displays are a thing as a paper. This is a whole new concept of IoT as earlier trends focused on attaining mobility, this is all about flexibility. Though the final product is yet to be launched this would transform the way we use smartphones. Better design, greater image quality, an enhanced experience, this is what the flexible display technology does for you.
Wearing a fitness band is more of a need than a fashion. From tracking health activities to monitoring the heartbeat, wearables have not only laid an impact on the fitness domain but also revolutionized the healthcare industry. They are robust, smaller, lighter and attractive to wear. Not just a cool gadget, but also a band that seamlessly connects with your smartphone, wearables draft a balance between innovation and day to day activity. Digital giants from apple to google, all have tried their luck in the segment of wearables, embarking a name in the competitive world.
Wow, phone, homes, watches and now the entire city turning smart. Thanks to the inception and growth of IoT. There has been a constant rise in the integration of IoT based information across streets so as to interface traffic lights to the CRM platform. This keeps the utility organizations updated on the traffic signals and also notify them if the signals go out. This help to stay informed and take necessary steps, avoiding accidents or mishaps.
Embedding IoT enabled sensors in the warehouse or the manufacturing plants is another trend pacing high. Considering the fact that these sensors are low cost, better in efficiency and adhere to the safety norms, they have gained huge importance. Nearly every manufacturing industry is actively adopting automated software and inducing RPA to cut down manual intervention and optimize the entire process of logistics management.
In the end, the name Internet Of Things, is no longer new or something, you are not aware of, instead, it is one of the rapidly evolving terms with a futuristic edge. The technology is growing layering connectivity, one layer above another and would continue to do so, in upcoming times.