How is the IoT world shaping up in 2021 and what trends will influence the future of IoT?

June 8, 2021

Despite the close of a tumultuous 2020 and the start of 2021, connected devices will continue to shape the future of numerous industries and businesses are confident that the Internet of Things (IoT) will play a key role in the future success of their trade.

Several trends continue to gather momentum, stimulating IoT’s prominence in 2021, from Industrial IoT devices to health-and-safety applications as COVID-19 continues to take center stage.

Here are a few facts, figures and trends, gathered across the web, that can help us understand where the IoT world is at, how it’s been impacted by the pandemics, and what to expect over the next few years.

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