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IoT Week 2021

For IoT Week 2021, CRN will examine what the growing IoT market means from a data infrastructure perspective and how it can create new opportunities for solution providers. Other topics will include connected building solutions, the biggest IoT security challenges, the diversity of IoT networking solutions offered by vendors, and new features from cloud-based IoT platforms.

IoT Week 2021

If you want to understand how big of an opportunity IoT could be, consider this: Data from IoT endpoints grew faster than social media data last year, making it the fast-growing data segment in the world. And that doesn’t even include the chunky video files from surveillance cameras.

“As the market continues to mature, IoT increasingly becomes the fabric enabling the exchange of information from ‘things,’ people, and processes,” Carrie MacGillivray, group vice president of IoT, 5G and mobility at IDC, said in a statement. “Understanding the amount of data created from the myriad of connected devices allows organizations and vendors to build solutions that can scale in this accelerating data-driven IoT market.”

Those figures came from the annual DataSphere and StorageSphere forecasts of research firm IDC, which also said that data created in the edge was growing almost as fast as data created in the cloud.

Elsewhere, the Linux Foundation’s State of the Edge report found that demand for edge infrastructure, the necessary foundation for IoT applications, is accelerating in a post COVID-19 world, with verticals like manufacturing, health care and smart cities ramping up investments.

“We’ve been observing this trend unfold in real-time as companies re-prioritize their digital transformation efforts to account for a more distributed workforce and a heightened need for automation,” Matt Trifiro, co-chair of State of the Edge and CMO of edge infrastructure company Vapor IO, said in a statement. “The new digital norms created in response to the pandemic will be permanent. This will intensify the deployment of new technologies like wireless 5G and autonomous vehicles, but will also impact nearly every sector of the economy, from industrial manufacturing to health care.”

For IoT Week 2021, CRN will examine what the growing IoT market means from a data infrastructure perspective and how it can create new opportunities for solution providers. Other topics will include connected building solutions and the workplace trends they can support, the biggest IoT security challenges and the ways they can be addressed, the diversity of IoT networking solutions offered by vendors, and new features from cloud-based IoT platforms.

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