The internet is prospering. It is not just about computers, workstations, tablets, and mobile phones any longer. Presently a huge number of gadgets are associated with the internet. Even our household goods like washing machines, vacuum cleaners, kitchen appliances and many more are also powered by the internet.
The concept of ‘internet of things’ too is fast evolving, thereby expanding horizons for different industries like automobile, transportation, healthcare and lot more. Internet of things can definitely pace up the productivity and efficiency of a business. According to Bain & Company, the Internet of Things market will be around $520 billion by 2021.
Here, in this article, I intend to highlight the predictions of IoT for the upcoming year which will impact the development of technology.
• IoT SHALL BE MORE SECURE – IoT and threats are parallel to each other, yet it is possible to maintain the security of the device through proper coding, strong authentication and tested APIs. In future, IoT will have an extensive impact on our day-to-day lives. It can even access personal data such as social security number and banking details. The security in IoT can be achieved if all the networks connected to it are secured and this is only possible when security is included in the initial stages of designing the app by constant authentication and data verification. Experts are trying hard to install software security in the apps so that security breaches do not happen. Hence, by keeping it short, I feel by the end of 2019, IoT will be much more secure at all given points.
• IoT, A GREAT BOOST FOR HEALTHCARE – A survey conducted by Forbes predicts that by the end of 2019, 87% of the healthcare companies will opt for IoT in their business operations. The Smart Hospitals can use Hospital Management System to enhance the wellbeing of people with the help of regularized and monitored health check-ups, quick consultations, prescribing proper medicines and drugs, booking appointments with the doctor, better and efficient understanding of patients, tracking their medical history and many more such features. Throughout 2019, there will be continuous demand for such clinics to coordinate with the patients and understand their requests.
• IoT WILL MAKE YOUR AUTOMOBILES SMART – Presently, growing number of vehicles have IoT powered applications that provide up-to-date analytical data about the vehicle. This is achieved with IoT innovation, which can capture tire weight, oil level, fuel utilization and numerous other parameters about the vehicle. Additionally, IoT also alarms the vehicle owner when something is not right with the motor. IoT not just alerts us about the condition of the vehicle but also informs us of the current traffic situation on the route. This list of IoT achievements will grow and automobiles will be smarter as the year progresses.
• IoT WILL BOOST BUNDLED SERVICES- IoT bundling will enable us to achieve a completely transformed and a smart world where infrastructure, telecom and other utilities will be combined and connected with each other. By this way, a customer can sit back and enjoy the services of multiple sectors joined in one single thread. This implies that bundled IoT services will be a one-stop destination for all queries which a customer may have. In 2019, we will see a growth in number of such bundling services by utility or telecom organizations.
The future of IoT will keep evolving with changing time. Almost all innovations will have IoT attached to them. Let’s get prepared to see the fantasy of completely automatic urban communities work in coordination with one another.