IoT Trends for 2022

The reach of the Internet of Things (IoT) is wide and impactful. Spanning almost limitless verticals, IoT trends are continuing to change the way we live. While many enterprise leaders have welcomed the advantages IoT gives them, particularly in terms of functionality and customer insights, there are still major concerns and challenges, especially in terms of privacy and security.

In today’s post, we’ll take a look at upcoming trends in IoT and their impact based on a recent report by Finances Online.

IoT Trends

Focus on Security. The IoT tech market will see a renewed focus on security as complex safety challenges crop up. These complexities stem from the diverse and distributed nature of the technology. The network of connected devices remains vulnerable to attacks. Widely accepted security concerns will help IoT providers improve sellability.

IoT in Manufacturing. IoT in manufacturing uses sensors, which can help managers identify machinery problems early on. Problems are identified before technicians are sent out to work on issues. Sensors are very handy for people handling preventive maintenance. IoT has been finding applications in smart factories. The use of wearables gives workers a clear picture of factory conditions and safety.

Big Data, Analytics, and Machine Learning. Distributed IoT analytics and data are finding applications in IoT networks. This method lets systems trigger alerts or action sans transferring volumes of data to network cores. This results in improved performance as networks operate at low latency.

Healthcare Spearheads IoT Adoption. The healthcare industry has been tinkering with IoT technology for years now. Healthcare now uses wearable sensors and devices, tracking, and indoor navigation tech. Like factories, healthcare facilities are enormous and utilize countless pieces of state-of-the-art equipment. IoT’s ability to improve light and temperature control will improve these locations.

The Emergence of Smart Cities. IoT adoption will result in the continued growth and establishment of more smart cities. This early, some US cities are using IoT to connect utilities, parking meters, and traffic lights. Smart city projects are now in the pipeline, a development that will spread globally. Proof of this increase can be seen in smart city tech spending, which is predicted to reach $158 billion by 2022.

IoT Connectivity

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