IOT is rapidly developing from a telecoms connected to “everything” to a new generation of services that are starting to connect markets with new capabilities.
Two major polarizations are the consumer-IOT and the Industrial-IOT. On the consumer side, the products of Amazon Echo Alexa, Google Home and a plethora of other connected home and
lifestyle IOT consumer products are flooding the market. 2017 I expect to see mainstream adoption of smart energy and smart entertainment and voice assistants becomes a must-have in the home.
The Industrial IOT perhaps born for the Industry4.0 digital manufacturing and 3D printing concepts are moving beyond the early adopter and systems thinking of smart engine maintenance and condition monitoring or building asset
management into “digital twins” to being a serious facet of business operations.

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