What's Next for the Internet of Things

Based on a commonality and variability analysis of the market, our R&D team came up with a list of the top 9 IoT trends that are worth investment.


Some of the IoT trends mentioned are not new: Big Data/Cloud, Advanced UX, and Security have set their foot in the business world with a range of well-developed competencies across the IT industry. Some other trends, namely Sensors, Devices Mesh, Cognitive Computing, and Virtual Reality, still have a long way to go, but have already been seasoned in 2015. There are two more areas which heat up the tech market, but require special attention: Autonomous Robots and Additive Manufacturing.

  • Sensor Network and Device Mesh

2016 will drive Internet of Things initiatives with a focus on Mesh Networking, along with technologies for these areas:

  1. Sensors networks based on mesh technology
  2. Fog Computing with edge connected devices
  3. Car accident avoidance
  • Cognitive Computing

Typical application cases for cognitive computing include the following:

  1. Business Intelligence
  2. Computer Vision and Object Recognition
  3. Speech Recognition
  4. Natural Language Processing
  5. Predictive Analytics
  6. Recommender Systems
  7. Decision Analysis
  8. Data Segmentation and Cluster Analysis
  9. Social Network Analysis
  10. Fraud Detection
  11. Anomaly Detection
  • Virtual Reality

Besides VR headsets, the VR applications and games market is growing, as is VR content, and consumer 3D cameras are approaching the market. The area where VR can be used is very wide: Military, Education, Healthcare, Entertainment, Fashion, Heritage, Business, Engineering, Sport, Media, Scientific Visualization, Telecommunications, Construction, Film, and Programming Languages &ndash ; even the sky is not the limit.

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