2018 Predictions: The Internet Of Things (IoT) & Cloud Computing Everywhere

The Internet of Things (IoT) is now a recognized trend that is growing in popularity day after day, even as tech vendors awakes to the IoT possibilities.

While IoT is transforming and taking a number of industries to the next level, including: healthcare, finances and much more, the hype that there are new IoT opportunities popping up every couple of weeks will keep all eyes on the technology.

And the growing adoption of intelligent agents like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant in more and more devices will open the eyes of tech vendors to not just the possibilities, but new ways of interacting with their customers.

Wearable will remain a niche, with more than 12 million smartwatches expected to be sold in the U.S. alone by the end of 2018 as predicted by Forrester.

IoT everywhere, will also bring Cloud Computing acceleration in the enterprise processes, with new private and hybrid Cloud options and even more public Cloud and SaaS innovations to power enterprise transformation in 2018 and beyond.

The growth of the number of “smart” devices will allow expansion in the processes that utilize IoT and thus make them more accurate.

And as IoT is all about connecting devices together and exchanging the data, 2018 will bring even more interconnected devices. The concept of smart cities where a lot of processes will be dictated by IoT is also an interesting trend to watch out for in 2018.

Since mobile users growth in the world has been enormous, it’s quite obvious that smartphones will play a bigger role in IoT adoption.

Then, with more smart devices, the amount of data processing involved will equally accelerate. So, the New Year will witness Big Data becoming the norm and thus will make enterprises to think of resources that would enable them to process and analyze it correctly. And machine learning will come in handy, as the technology ensures precise results and analytics in comparison to manual calculations input.

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