IOT has seen unprecedented growth in last few years. But In 2016 IOT saw a lot of traction and the real value IOT brings to enterprise and Industry is driving wider adoption. This could well extend into 2017.
Forrester has recently published their prediction on what 2017 holds for IOT in “Predictions 2017: Security And Skills Will Temper Growth Of IoT”. There are also other research firms publishing IoT prediction for 2017. This blog compiles the key trends emerging from these researchers and what the industry experts.
Edge (Fog) Architecture evolution
Edge computing will become vital for Internet of things. Fog computing is a concept of moving the cloud closer to the devices collecting the data. This helps to restrict moving only the needed data to the cloud and thus saving on bandwidth, latency, and security. For Industrial IOT this will become a key architecture. Our platform’s key differentiating factor is our Edge innovation including Edge Operating system, Edge Database, Edge Analytics and Edge Machine Learning.
Know more about Fog Computing from this blog.
Cloud and Artificial Intelligence
Cloud will continue to be an anchor in almost all IOT implementation for data collection. A New mechanism for data collection could emerge and AI will play a key role in IOT.
Block Chain and IOT will form the partnership
“We will see the first prototypes of smart contracts built on blockchain” says this Forbes article. The marriage of blockchain and IOT could start emerging in 2017. Blockchain could play a key role in securing IOT. Here is see our article that talks about how we intend to do this marriage on our platform here
Network specifically for IOT will emerge
IOT network requirements are unique, they transfer lots of small bytes of data over the different communication channel. Different network topologies have emerged from Zigbee, Zwave and then we have continued using existing ones like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. New wireless communication technologies like LoRaWAN, Sigfox, or 3GPP’s narrowband (NB)-IoT are being designed specifically for IOT. Different countries have launched specific networks for IOT.
Security will be a key discussion point for IOT implementation
We have seen large-scale security breach from IOT devices in 2016 like the MIRA attacks. This could continue well into 2017, new types of attacks using IOT botnets could emerge and security could be a widespread discussion topic. This could lead to a higher focus on security for new implementation in 2017.
IOT will surely continue to emerge as a much hotter technology in 2017. We can definitely see IOT solving a lot of real problems and bringing transformation into this world. Only 2017 will tell if these predictions are true and any other new trends will be evolving in the field of IOT.