The Future of IoT

By: Kristina P. Sinaga


Recently researchers have made enormous breakthroughs in creating a way for all objects to communicate; so your phone might communicate to your refrigerator, which might communicate to the light bulb. In fact, in a near future, the light bulb will itself become a computer, projecting information instead of light.

Technology that are most people discussed these days are all meaningless without a connection to internet. In a simple way technology will end without the existences of internet. Moreover, an IoT innovation shows no signs of slowing down. Hence, a superpowers innovation will be happened when AI collaborating with IoT. So in this sense, the IoT is powered by 3 emerging technologies – Artificial Intelligence, 5G and Big data.

In the era of internet of things, edge devices, or the “things”, are where the IoT data chain starts. Quite often, they refer to smart sensors that can automatically pick up information about their surroundings, human vital signs, or conditions of the larger equipment and machine they are embedded in. Furthermore, as a larger number of IoT devices are low-computing, resource-constraint sensors, they lack the ability to communicate directly to a central server and the end application. As such, a network gateway is often deployed as the bridge between edge devices and the upstream IT infrastructure. It aggregates data from numerous, heterogenous endpoints, converts the data into transportable formats and offloads it to the processing server via high throughput backhaul connections like wired Ethernet or WLAN. Therefore, an IoT application as the end-user touchpoint where data is synthesized, analyzed and presented in a straightforward, visually engaging manner to address real-world problems and empower intelligent, data-driven decisions is requirable.

In a business process, cloud-hosted could come as a mobile app, a web service and/or a desktop application and is easily integrable into enterprise systems for process and workflow automation. The IoT application is a vital component of connected architecture, as it is where value creation actually happens.



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