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What’s next for the Internet of Things? Going to the edge

September 17, 2019 / Alan Conboy

The Internet of Things is discussed so much that it gets nearly 2.5 billion hits on a Google search. Everyone wants to know what’s next in this arena, which touches our lives in so many ways these days as internet connectivity becomes increasingly fused into everyday objects and physical “things.” I can tell you where IoT is going next, however. Based on a study by IDC that shows by 2020, nearly half (45 percent) of all data that IoT devices create will ultimately be stored, processed, analysed, and acted upon at the edge of a network—or close to the edge of one. This represents a significant trend in the world of IT in general, and IoT specifically.