IoT- Predictions for 2017

In this post we will try to foresee what is in store for IoT in 2017.

IoT Will Impact the Omnichannel– The convergence of digital and physical worlds across multiple channels has dramatically changed how businesses reach and manage customer relationships. This results in a transformation of marketing.

“Things” Grow Up and Get Smarter– The average amount of computing power is growing and things are getting smarter and more connected.

Data Collection Migrates to the Cloud– Next year, data collection will move to the cloud. One of the big purposes will be to use AI algorithms to recognize not only someone’s speech but also how to optimize the operations of a machine.

Companies Will Develop More Sensical IoT Products– In 2017, we will see a growing number of consumer-facing connected products that use connectivity to solve real problems. Winning IoT products will have a service component.

Standards Will Remain Messy– There is nothing close to a shared language, and there are a plethora of competing standards.

Tesla’s Elon Musk recently made waves recently by promising that, by the end of 2017, he’ll have a car ready that can drive from Los Angeles to New York without the need for a human driver.


From Smart Manufacturing to Manufacturing Smart

An article in Automation World (January 6, 2014) titled “From Smart Manufacturing to Manufacturing Smart” ( describes the impact of intelligent manufacturing on economic growth and competitiveness. Smart manufacturing and the powerful data analysis capacity is intended to change the way products are invented, manufactured, shipped and sold. Smart manufacturing is also associated to a network of sensors in the factory floor that will not only increase productivity but also improve worker safety while protecting the environment. Moreover, the use of smart devices will drive a new wave of digitization that will re-invent the manufacturing industry. Will the inter-connectivity of systems grow not only within a firm but also along its business partners to strengthen the links in the supply chain?