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With a substantial number of workers expected to begin working from home next year, some employers are expected to consolidate their property holdings and find ways to save money on room and electricity
Fremont, CA: The coronavirus pandemic hit global IoT spending this year, but a double-digit increase is anticipated to return in the next few years. Many of these things have come to prominence this year due to the pandemic, but their collective importance is expected to increase in the future.
Here are four popular IoT trends to look out for:
The Internet of Behavior in the Workplace
The coronavirus pandemic has transformed how many organizations think about virus transmission, so expect to see more IoT technologies in the field that tracks activity in many ways to implement health and safety guidelines. This will involve using sensors or RFID tags to ensure that workers are washing their hands and using computer vision to assess if employees are wearing masks.
Changes in Real Estate Trends for Office Initiatives
With a substantial number of workers expected to begin working from home next year, some employers are expected to consolidate their property holdings and find ways to save money on room and electricity. One way they can do that is through IoT frameworks for smart office initiatives. These projects will include smart lighting, energy, environmental monitoring, sensor-enabled space usage, and activity monitoring.
Remote Operations Will Expand Connected Assets
Manufacturers, distributors, utilities, and pharmaceutical companies have had to connect industrial assets this year to facilitate remote operations, and this will contribute to much more significant investment in IoT in 2021 to satisfy growing consumer demand, enabling companies to increasingly depend on remote experts to fix systems so that downtime is minimal and costly travel is avoided. More businesses, particularly field service firms, and industrial OEMs will gradually use this approach, rendering connected machines more ubiquitous than ever before.
Location Data to be More Prominent
Location data has become more important than ever this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, prompting many retailers and other types of organizations to move to such things as curbside pick-up and remote check-in. This means that there will be a greater need for technology providers and partners to help these companies use location information with a third-party source to gather location data that consumers can trust.