Gartner’s top 10 IoT trends for 2019 and beyond
Fredric Paul | November 26, 2018
At Gartner’s Symposium/ITExpo in Barcelona, Spain, earlier this month, the research firm shared a report on 10 strategic trends affecting the Internet of Things (IoT) from 2019 to 2023. In the report, titled Top Strategic IoT Trends and Technologies Through 2023, according to multiple published reports, the firm identified the following as the 10 most impactful IoT trends: Artificial intelligence (AI) , Social, legal, and ethical IoT, Infonomics and data broking, The shift from intelligent edge to intelligent mesh, IoT governance, Sensor innovation, Trusted hardware and operating shystems, New IoT user experiences, Innovation on the chip, New wireless networking technologies for IoT. That’s an intriguing and comprehensive list, but not all the points come with of equal certainty or importance, and some — AI, wireless networking, edge computing and mesh computing — are already on the radar of many industry observers. So, let’s take a closer look at a couple of the most interesting and under-appreciated factors affecting the future of the IoT: social concerns and user experience.