The increasing pervasiveness of technology has meant that the world around us is becoming more intelligent too, because of this, the Internet of Things (IoT) has come to be one of the fastest-growing trends in technology, to date.
Market research company Gartner estimates that:
“8.4 billion connected things were in use worldwide in 2017, with 3.1 billion devices connected in businesses alone. By 2020, Gartner predicted that businesses would have 7.6 billion IoT connected devices.”
Out of an inherent need to evolve and become more digitally connected, IoT has emerged as a prolific ally for businesses in the Food, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Telecommunications, Healthcare, and Building technologies sectors, to name but a few.
Businesses in these varying sectors have recognised that by making use of an IoT solution they can streamline previously complex data monitoring processes through improved automation, which in turn promotes rapid responses and less downtime in operational productivity.