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2021 Internet Of Things 50: The Bright Lights Of IoT

Solution providers are seizing the IoT opportunity like never before. Here are 50 key IoT players across connectivity, hardware, industrial IoT, security and software.

It’s an understatement to say that the coronavirus pandemic has changed IoT plans for many organizations and businesses across the world.

Remote access control for industrial companies has moved from nice-to-have to must-have. Dozens, if not hundreds of solutions for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 have popped up. And protecting networks and systems from IoT-based cyberattacks has become an even greater imperative, underscoring the importance of connected devices in everyday operations. “

COVID-19 has highlighted the essential role the Internet of Things has come to play in our lives,” the World Economic Forum wrote in a recent report. “IoT applications such as connected thermal cameras, contact tracing devices and health monitoring wearables are providing critical data needed to help fight the disease while temperature sensors and parcel tracking will help ensure that sensitive COVID-19 vaccines are distributed safely.”

While the coronavirus slowed down IoT demand to some extent in the early months of the pandemic, many companies now plan to increase their investments in IoT technologies, according to a recent survey by Gartner. This means significant opportunities for solution providers in the years ahead.

To keep solution providers up to date with the latest and greatest IoT technologies, CRN presents the 50 coolest IoT companies of the year across connectivity, hardware, industrial IoT, security and software.

The 10 Coolest IoT Hardware Companies: The 2021 Internet Of Things 50

Innovations in hardware are enabling a variety capabilities in IoT, including AI performance and 5G. What follows are the 10 coolest IoT hardware companies of 2021.

The 10 Coolest IoT Software Companies: The 2021 Internet Of Things 50

Innovative IoT software offerings are coming from a variety of vendors, from large cloud service providers to startups. What follows are the 10 coolest IoT software companies.

The 10 Coolest IoT Connectivity Companies: The 2021 Internet Of Things 50

IoT connectivity is no easy feat, which is why many companies are racing to create new capabilities in how devices connect to networks and send data. What follows are the 10 coolest IoT connectivity companies of 2021.

The 10 Coolest Industrial IoT Companies: The 2021 Internet Of Things 50

What follows are the 10 coolest industrial IoT companies of 2021 that are driving new innovations in the way industrial assets are connected and how their data is analyzed.

The 10 Coolest IoT Security Companies: The 2021 Internet Of Things 50

What follows are the 10 coolest IoT security companies on 2021 that have been introducing innovative new features and capabilities into the space.

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