The state of the Internet of Things (IoT) market has not quite seen the explosion it did in 2017, rather it seems as though the hype has calmed as vendors prepare to bring a real impact in 2019.
As more and more vendors are striving to make viable IoT products and services which are easier to deploy, new developments like 5G and smart cities will bring with them added complexity to contend with.
Of course, it goes without saying that Gartner still holds onto its prediction that there will be over 20 billion IoT devices by 2020, but as we get closer to that date, consumers remain concerned about the performance and security of IoT deployments.
Here, we examine some of the major trends shaping IoT today, and what to expect in 2019.
The IoT market is very likely to continue its upward trajectory in the market, especially with the height of focus from major vendors over the past year.
While 2018 demonstrated a year of increased IoT focus from vendors like Splunk and Google Cloud, we expect 2019 to bring more of the same.