The technology behind the internet of things (IoT) has been a long time in the making. But it wasn’t until the early 2000s when home automation solutions began hitting the market that IoT started becoming a household term.
Fast-forward a couple of decades and IoT has exploded, not only in power and sophistication but in importance, helping to fuel the fourth industrial revolution. Today, businesses across every industry are using IoT to drive efficiency, productivity, safety, and growth across their operations.
And it’s only picking up steam, as evidenced by thenewly released 2021 IoT Signals report. As IoT evolves—along with innovations like AI, digital twins, and edge computing—businesses are combining these technologies to connect complex environments and deliver results never before imagined.
Below, we’ve highlighted five key adoption trends from the 2021 IoT Signals report. Plus, we’ll share how advancements inAzure IoT technologyare helping customers streamline and secure solutions and revolutionize business.