"Few technology trends are growing as quickly as the internet of things. According to Bain & Company, the markets for IoT hardware, software, systems integration, data and telecom services will grow to $520 billion in 2021, more than double the figure of 2017. The IoT ecosystem has exploded already, thanks to the rapid proliferation of voice assistants, connected appliances (such as smart thermostats and security cameras) and even smart infrastructure. Today, connected devices are integrated into critical systems running air traffic control, energy grids and environmental management..."
"Is the tech community making enough progress on IoT security and other challenges? I saw reasons for both optimism and pessimism at the recent Connected Things conference...
At the fifth annual MIT Enterprise Forum Connected Things event, the report card on the state of Internet of Things seemed to deliver mixed results. In the five years since the event kicked off, the IoT and Edge Computing space has evolved in some ways and not really materially changed in others..."
"In 2019 we have reached a new turning point in the adoption of IoT - more markets and industries are migrating to a cloud-based infrastructure, and as the IoT continues to gain popularity and more devices and data move online, lawmakers and legislators around the globe are taking note.
An often-critiqued part of IoT growth is its impact on cybersecurity and concerns around the ability to keep networks secure from cyber-attacks as they grow in size and complexity..."
"Machines and devices are everywhere, connected - and multiplying. These are the 'things' of the Internet of Things, and today there are nearly three devices attached to the internet for every human on the planet. By 2025 that ratio will soar to 10 to 1.
For consumers, that means their thermostats and refrigerators can be connected to real-time, sophisticated analytics engines that automatically adjust them to be more efficient and save more money. But what does that mean for businesses?..."
"To really troubleshoot an IoT project, software testers need to take it to the factory floor. Here's why IoT software testing requires unique considerations...
The struggle is real for software testers, particularly in the IoT space.
At a time when the IoT market is expanding rapidly - Bain & Company predicts it will be worth $520 billion by 2021 - the pace of development has never been faster while the pressure to get it right, and in production, is also intense. That means testing, always a potential stumbling block in any development environment, is under more scrutiny than ever in the IoT space today..."
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