- Gartner predicts that low-power short-range networks will dominate wireless IoT connectivity through 2025, far outnumbering connections using wide-area IoT networks.
- For enterprises to adopt and gain the full value of these technologies, significantly higher investments in training are needed.
- Gartner’s Top 10 IoT technologies provide a glimpse into what their clients are most interested in today.
Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is extending existing business models and leading to the proliferation of entirely new ones as companies push beyond the data, analytics and intelligence boundaries that held them back in the past. Gartner’s recent analysis of the top 10 IoT technologies provides a glimpse into which areas of IoT their clients care the most about from the standpoint of building out enterprise infrastructure, security, scalability, standards, and performance.
Key takeaways from Gartner’s top 10 Internet of Things technologies for 2017 and 2018 include the following:
- IoT Security – Gartner predicts that hardware and software advances will make IoT security a fast-evolving area through 2021 and the skills shortage today will only accelerate. Enterprises need to begin investing today in developing this expertise in-house and also begin recruitment efforts. As many security problems are the result of poor design, implementation and lack of training, expect to see market leaders adopting IoT investing heavily in these areas.
- IoT Analytics – IoT analytics require entirely new algorithms, architectures, data structures and approaches to machine learning if organizations are going to get the full value of the data captured, and knowledge created. Distributed analytics architectures the capitalize on pervasive, secure Internet of Things (IoT) network architectures will eventually become knowledge sharing networks. For more information on how Toyota accomplished this, please see the research completed by Dr. Jeffrey Dyer and Dr. Nobeoka, Creating and Managing A High-Performance Knowledge-Sharing Network: The Toyota Case (Dyer, Nobeoka, 2000).