Do you realize how the countless devices entering the workplace will influence your business’s infrastructure and security? It’s imperative to remain aware about how the Internet of Things and connected devices will affect your business in the near future. According to HAX Hardware Trends, 2018 will see a string of changes in how we approach the Internet of Things, as well as how businesses govern it for their networks.
Here are some of the most critical predictions for where the Internet of Things is heading, as per a HAX Hardware Trends Report.
Consumer Devices Are Evolving
Hardware providers are always competing with each other over the next best solutions for companies and other environments. With the data collected by the Internet of Things, businesses can innovate and create new ways of reinventing older technologies for new purposes. The smart home (and smart technology on a greater scale) is a solid example of this, providing functionality on devices that didn’t necessarily have it before. With this new type of usage, connected devices can change many infrastructures in the near future.
Health Technology Making Strides
Forbes describes the incoming healthcare technology as P4 Medicine, standing for predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory. The IoT devices of the future will be able to predict future health conditions, diagnose issues, and proactively treat them before health problems reach a peak. It’s similar to monitoring your organization's network for future hardware failure symptoms before they actually become issues. By looking at data collected by healthcare devices, conditions can be proactively treated.
Enterprises and Industries Will Grow Significantly
Small companies can utilize the Internet of Things to make progress, but enterprises and industries will stand to gain a considerable amount of ground through its implementation. Some examples of industries that could be affected by the Internet of Things include infrastructure, logistics, agriculture, and retail, all of which benefit significantly from data. IoT technologies can help your company put together better workflows and streamline operations. Some technologies used include automated technologies, maintenance robots, agricultural sensors, etc.
Is your company ready for the Internet of Things? Macro Systems can help. To learn more, reach out to us at 703-359-9211.