What are the trends of IoT that we will see in 2019?
The new trends in "Internet of Things" star in 2019, year that is considered the consolidation of this technology that will be in more homes, factories and offices.
There is no doubt that 2019 will be the year of the consolidation of Internet of Things (IoT), and new trends are coming in this industry that continues to grow in Mexico, especially because of the arrival of virtual assistants in smart speakers.
There will be new opportunities for digital business innovation during the next year, many of which will be enabled by new or improved technologies.
Of course, in IoT issues we can never leave aside Artificial Intelligence. The Gartner company forecasts that 14.2 billion connected things will be in use by 2019, and that the total will reach 25 billion by 2021, producing an immense volume of data.
Remember that data is the fuel that drives the IoT, and the ability of the organization to obtain meaning from them will define its long-term success. Artificial intelligence will be applied to a wide range of IoT information, including video, still images, voice, network traffic activity and sensor data.
What will happen to Artificial Intelligence?
The technological landscape for AI is complex and will remain so until 2023, with many IT providers that invest a lot in this technology, especially because variants of Artificial Intelligence coexist and new services emerge. Despite this complexity, it will be possible to achieve good results with AI in a wide range of IoT situations, and generate new business trends in 2019.
As the Internet of Things matures and unfolds more in homes, offices and even automobiles, a wide range of social, legal and ethical issues will also be trending next year. These include the ownership of the data and the deductions that are made of them, algorithmic bias, privacy and compliance with regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe.
Many companies and their IT managers must by 2019, therefore, educate themselves and their staff in this area, and consider the formation of groups, such as ethics boards, to review the corporate strategy. CIOs should consider reviewing key algorithms and artificial intelligence systems by external consultants to identify possible biases.
The data, IoT gasoline
Starting in 2019, and thinking in 2023 as a year of consolidation, the trend of buying and selling IoT data will start, as an essential part of many systems. You should start thinking as a manager or owner of your organizations about the risks and opportunities related to the exchange of data to establish the IT policies required in this area, and also to advise other parts of the organization.
As the Internet of Things continues to expand, Gartner believes that another trend will be the need to have a governance framework that guarantees adequate behavior in the creation, storage, use and elimination of information related to IoT projects.
Government ranges from simple technical tasks, such as device audits and firmware updates, to more complex problems, such as controlling devices and using the information they generate. This is called the Internet of Things governance.
The specialists of your company should assume the role of educating executives, managers and employees on governance issues and, in some cases, investing in personnel and technologies to address this issue.
Evolution of the sensors
Another factor to follow will be the sensor market, which is expected to evolve continuously until 2023. The new sensors will allow a wider range of situations and events to be detected, and will go down in price to be more affordable, or packaged in new ways to support new applications.
New algorithms will emerge to deduce more information from current technologies. You should make sure that your team is monitoring innovations to identify those sensors that can help new opportunities and business innovation.
Security of the information
Finally, surveys invariably show that security is the most important area of technical concern for organizations that implement IoT systems. This is because they often have no control over the source and nature of the software and hardware used in the Internet of Things initiatives.
However, it is expected to see the beginning of a deployment of hardware and software combinations that, together, create more reliable and secure IoT systems.