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2018 Was Supposed to Be the IoT's Breakout Moment, But It's Not…
The Internet of Things may not yet be poised for a breakout moment, but it is providing solutions to help companies solve their IT problems and improve the way they do business.
Aug 13, 2018—
Internet of Things (IoT) predictions dominated tech media headlines at the start of the year. Pundits speculated how much progress would be made along the adoption curve as more devices with embedded intelligence flooded the market. And while past years were thought to be about experimentation and pilot purgatory, 2018 was assumed to be the year in which the IoT delivered on its much hyped promise.
So, how has the IoT faired? It is certainly having a significant impact on the economy, with IDC predicting spending will reach $1.1 trillion in 2021. But it remains in the early stages of experimentation as companies struggle to define concrete strategies for their IoT deployments. They are wrestling with challenges from jumping into the IoT waters too soon without a clear vision of the goal or a view of the unexpected complexities these projects can bring. One thing is certain: the IoT is far from a passing technology fad.
1. More data, more problems:
2. The edge is becoming the hottest new battlefield for network dominance:
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