IoT Hot Topics: The 5 biggest IoT trends in 2022
Internet of Things, IoT: A term used to describe sophisticated ecosystems of devices connected online. In the course of global digitalization, the spread and importance of these ecosystems is growing. Just about every device that we use privately at home, in the office, in our leisure time, in manufacturing operations, etc., or simply wear on our bodies, can now be online and networked - this is the fascinating "Internet of Things." The company Ericsson estimates that by the end of 2022, some 29 billion devices worldwide will be connected to the Internet. A good time to take a look now at the beginning of the year at the 5 most important IoT trends in 2022 according to business magazine Forbes:
IoT in healthcare
Not just in light of the Corona pandemic, this is an area where many IoT applications are being implemented: Fitness bands and fitness trackers, telemedicine and remote care, to specialized medical devices such as blood pressure and heart rate monitors, insulin pumps, wheelchairs, defibrillators and oxygen pumps - increasingly interconnected. Devices collect data to help better understand patients' illnesses and lifestyles and improve users' quality of life. IoT devices in healthcare enable medical professionals to examine, diagnose and treat large numbers of patients. Especially in regions where physical access to doctors or hospitals is limited due to difficult access conditions.
The more Internet-connected devices there are, the more opportunities there are to hack those devices. The number of cyberattacks is increasing every year, with security researchers from Kaspersky identifying 1.5 billion attacks on IoT devices in the first half of 2021 alone. Common attacks include denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks, which overload systems with connection requests, or "hijacking" devices to create botnets. The solution to avoiding all these potential threats: a pervasive understanding of the importance of IoT security, or cybersecurity.
Edge computing and IoT make the perfect combination: devices with built-in analytics capabilities provide data processing as close as possible to the source of the data being analyzed. Until now, simply designed sensors often collect data that is subsequently sent to the cloud for analysis. Edge devices, on the other hand, use intelligent sensors such as cameras equipped with computer vision functions or microphones with natural language processing functions. The biggest advantage: calculations can be performed far more quickly. In addition, the amount of data transferred to the cloud and back is significantly reduced, thus significantly relieving the network. More and more companies are therefore using hybrid cloud ecosystems for their IoT solutions. Edge computing is therefore a top trend in 2022.
IoT in business and industry
The so-called Industrial IoT (IIoT) is rapidly changing the way we manufacture goods, offer and sell services, and design customer services. Smart factories and logistics facilities are becoming increasingly automated. The availability of robotics and IoT infrastructure "as-a-service" has the - positive! - more and more smaller companies are taking advantage of the opportunities it offers. With IoT automation in many business models, more companies than ever are benefiting from increased efficiency and developing a data-driven understanding of their operations and processes. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets are increasingly being used for a range of applications: training, machine maintenance, simulating processes using "digital twins." In the production process, IoT technology enables efficient performance measurements and predictive maintenance. And that's not all: IoT tools are also being used for the ever-increasing additive manufacturing technologies, such as applications in innovative 3D printing.
IoT for resilient organizations
The use of IoT technology offers unprecedented opportunities to build more robust, resilient, and even disaster-resistant organizations than ever before. IoT solutions give organizations capabilities to better anticipate far-reaching changes and manage them with efficient responses: Over the past two years, many businesses have focused on establishing functioning home offices. But IoT technology generally ensures that the company can technically keep pace with global developments and that their business model does not fall behind the competition. A good example here is optimizing and strengthening the resilience of the entire supply chain. With IoT-based monitoring tools, a company can track its inventory movements between its own locations, suppliers and its customers. This makes it possible to anticipate potential delays and respond to them quickly.
veröffentlicht am : 2022-02-03 15:00